Working In These Times is dedicated to providing independent and incisive coverage of the labor movement and struggles for workers’ rights. A job guarantee will be required for us to start addressing … Continue reading It’s Time for the Climate Movement to Embrace a Federal Jobs Guarantee
Once an outsider, her radical economic thinking won over Wall Street. Now she’s changing the Democratic Party. Kelton’s core idea is that the government can’t run out of money or go bankrupt, … Continue reading Stephanie Kelton Has The Biggest Idea In Washington
A good listen where you learn: The expected effects of the new tax policy The reason why governments issue bonds instead of just printing money Why the size of the budget deficit … Continue reading Stephanie Kelton explains how the government budget affects the economy and the mechanics of student debt forgiveness
Everyone knows governments need to tax before they can spend. What Modern Monetary Theory presupposes is, maybe they don’t. The concept is not really as radical as you think, it actually describes … Continue reading The Radical Left-Wing Theory That the Government Has Unlimited Money – VICE
IT might make you feel better but tomorrow if the US Federal Government, or Australia or the UK repaid the entirety of its national debt, it would make not one dollar’s difference … Continue reading What if every government paid off its national debt?
The recently passed federal tax cut seems perilous for the United States government and economy. But even as some financial commentators have for years predicted chaos in the U.S. financial system resulting … Continue reading Is Washington tacitly operating under a new monetary theory?
We’ve forgotten that money doesn’t grow on rich people. We make our own money via the institution of government and it’s time we remembered how to use it properly. Great article which … Continue reading Money Doesn’t Grow on Rich People
And if you’re okay with the Federal Reserve as the lender of last resort when credit markets fail, as was the case in the financial crisis of 2008, then you should apply the same standard to labor markets. Banks facing credit constraints are no more economically important than workers facing inadequate job opportunities, and … Continue reading Tuesday was a great win for Democrats. Here’s how they can build on it.
MMT essentially proposes that money is created ex nihilo or out of nothing. Whether it is private banks, central banks or governments, money is an abstract concept of ones and zeros. Thus, … Continue reading Actually the magic money tree does exist, according to modern monetary theory
Very interesting. Important because this strategy is a ‘plan b” strategy, meaning it will work. Because it will work it can be used as an effective strategy to force the EU to … Continue reading How Could Euro Nations Start A New Currency? – Warren Mosler
Jacinda Ardern is set to become the next prime minister of New Zealand in a meteoric rise to power just months after taking control of the opposition Labour party in the middle of an election campaign. Ms Ardern, 37, … will become one of her country’s youngest prime ministers and the third … Continue reading Jacinda Ardern set to become New Zealand PM
Republicans and Democrats should stop obsessing over using the deficit as a guide to public policy. Government deficits equal private sector surpluses. A whole slew of the world’s problems can be solved … Continue reading How We Think About the Deficit Is Mostly Wrong – NYTimes.com