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Modern Monetary Theory (MMT) – Eliminating Unemployment

Modern Monetary Theory -Stephanie Kelton is the Professor of Public Policy and Economics at Stony Brook University argues that printing money can boost the economy and eliminate unemployment

A plain-English guide to what it is and why it’s interesting

“There’s nothing to prevent the federal government creating as much money as it wants” -Alan Greenspan, former Chairman of Fed Reserve, USA

Stephanie Kelton, Professor of Public Policy and Economics at Stonybrook University argues that there is no harm in printing money, there will be no inflation as long as there is unused economic capacity or unemployed labour. Government spending can be used to boost the economy and eliminate unemployment. Inflation can be controlled either by reducing government spending or withdrawing money by increasing taxes.

Explains that highly publicized instances of hyper inflation in pre war Germany and Zimbabwe were due to lack of resources to boost economies, rather than printing money.

While traditional economists still haven’t accepted MMT, what many governments are doing since GFC is printing money.

Government spending can be used to boost the economy and eliminate unemployment.

Full article by Jim Edwards and Theron Mohamed in Business Insider , https://www.businessinsider.com.au/modern-monetary-theory-mmt-explained-aoc-2019-3?r=US&IR=T

By Kushlan

Interested in social justice issues and climate change

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