It is not that I don’t trust intellectuals, or that I am wary that they can make anything sound true.
It is in struggle that we learn what is true.
However it is always good to discover which side you are on. Here is a clear rejection of Modern Monetary Theory by Michael Roberts. With you, I agree, comrade.
A person of no consequence
5 Oct 2021
Bill Mitchell is a Professor in Economics and Director of theCentre of Full Employment and Equity (CofFEE), at the University of Newcastle, NSW, Australia. Professor Mitchell is one of the world’s leading exponents of what is called Modern Monetary Theory (MMT). MMT has gained traction in the labour movement in recent years on the grounds that it provides powerful new arguments to refute the claims of mainstream economics that governments need to balance their books ie keep spending in line with tax revenues and not allow government debt to spiral. In order to balance the books, so the mainstream argument goes, government spending must be cut, taxes raised and debt levels reduced, even if that means more poverty and worse public services. There is no alternative – as Margaret Thatcher once said.
However, MMT is supposed to offer the answers to the Austerians, both theoretically and in alternative…
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