The true, Terry Pratchett-esque origins of the trillion-dollar coin - Cory Doctorow

The true, Terry Pratchett-esque origins of the trillion-dollar coin – Cory Doctorow

The debt ceiling debate is genuinely absurd: Congress authorized the spending of new dollars, so the Treasury has to create them. For Congress to turn around and force the Treasury not to create the dollars it ordered the Treasury to create is an obvious political gimmick. Hence the trillion dollar coin… Now … Continue reading The true, Terry Pratchett-esque origins of the trillion-dollar coin – Cory Doctorow

The guy behind “Mint the Coin” to end the debt ceiling: The trillion-dollar scheme, explained by its inventor – Vox

Instead of issuing new debt and running afoul of the debt ceiling, the Treasury secretary could simply fund the government by minting platinum coins. In 2013, even former US Mint Director Philip … Continue reading The guy behind “Mint the Coin” to end the debt ceiling: The trillion-dollar scheme, explained by its inventor – Vox

Modern Monetary Theory for Conservatives | The American Conservative

Modern Monetary Theory for Conservatives | The American Conservative

Re-thinking the conservative approach to government spending. Once conservatives understand how money works they can start to see the benefits of government fiscal spending as well! In fact, one wonders if many conservatives already understand how it all works when they didn’t appear to care about government deficits as of recent. There … Continue reading Modern Monetary Theory for Conservatives | The American Conservative

Latest IMF data helps us see how political choices impact on health and economic outcomes

Latest IMF data helps us see how political choices impact on health and economic outcomes

The IMF recently updated their – World Economic Outlook database – April 2021 – which allows for quick cross country comparisons. It shows that the: Eurozone has categorically failed & Austerity is a political choice and it doesn’t work. Meanwhile, China’s GDP growth per capita over the same period is over 100%, … Continue reading Latest IMF data helps us see how political choices impact on health and economic outcomes

Yellen vows to set up Treasury team to focus on climate, in victory for advocates

Yellen vows to set up Treasury team to focus on climate, in victory for advocates

The commitments mark a victory for lawmakers and advocates who want the Biden administration to enlist Treasury’s sweeping influence to address the dangers that climate change poses to the economy. Climate change can be addressed and actually benefit the economy as a whole if it’s handled properly. Perhaps Yellen is starting to … Continue reading Yellen vows to set up Treasury team to focus on climate, in victory for advocates

The mayors piloting guaranteed income programs across the U.S.

The mayors piloting guaranteed income programs across the U.S.

Meet the mayors pushing for guaranteed income in 30 cities across the country One-off stimulus checks don’t cut it while forcing the population to lock themselves indoors. The United States can afford to do so much more, and EVERYONE, including the rich, benefit as a result. Source: The mayors piloting guaranteed income … Continue reading The mayors piloting guaranteed income programs across the U.S.

This Year’s Underground Sensation: Modern Monetary Theory | The New Republic

This Year’s Underground Sensation: Modern Monetary Theory | The New Republic

The economic ideas that once fueled deficit mythbusters and provided hope for a pandemic recovery have spawned a vibrant political subculture. Once people understand where money comes from then they’ll realize that we can start addressing things like climate change and student loans without causing any further hardship. Source: This Year’s Underground … Continue reading This Year’s Underground Sensation: Modern Monetary Theory | The New Republic