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Why Deficits Don’t Matter.

by Bob VeresOctober 29, 2013 The whole idea that we should control the deficit at all is costing our nation trillions of dollars in lost output. The result is lost income, savings, wealth and prosperity. “As a society, we don’t … Continue reading

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Federal Debt and Deficit Reduction are Junk Economics.

Deficit cutting is still, precisely, the wrong economic policy prescription in the current weak economy of high unemployment. Whether raising taxes or cutting spending, the effect is the same. It may reduce the deficit but it also removes stimulus in … Continue reading

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How Austerity Has Failed.

by Martin WolfThe New York Review of Books Austerity has failed. It turned a nascent recovery into stagnation. That imposes huge and unnecessary costs, not just in the short run, but also in the long term: the costs of investments … Continue reading

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Japan to take civilian control of monetary policy and to coordinate with fiscal policy.

We’re soon to get a pretty good real world test of the stimulative effectiveness of MMT’s deficit and monetary theories. by Tim DuyDecember 25, 2012 The potential exists for groundbreaking changes in Japanese economic policy – and I sense that … Continue reading

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More Monetary Stimulus with New Targets.

Bloomberg NewsDecember 13, 2012 Chairman Ben S. Bernanke moved the Federal Reserve further into uncharted policy territory in combating joblessness by tying the bank’s interest-rate outlook to unemployment and inflation, while committing to an even faster expansion of the central … Continue reading

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IMF’s epic plan to conjure away debt and dethrone bankers

by Ambrose Evans-PritchardThe Telegraph So there is a magic wand after all. A revolutionary paper by the International Monetary Fund claims that one could eliminate the net public debt of the US at a stroke, and by implication do the … Continue reading

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