Brighton Fringe – #MMT with the one and only Prof. Bill Mitchell #Lab17

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  Many of us now realise that the scares about deficits and debt are nothing more than useful devices to justify cuts and sell-offs of our public services.  Austerity is a political choice.  There was/is nothing necessary about the last … Continue reading

Neoliberal TINA Economics is Flat Earth thinking

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By Prue Plumridge Belief in a flat Earth is found in the oldest writings and early Mesopotamian maps showed the world as a flat disk floating in the ocean.  Thankfully things have moved on since that time and we now accept … Continue reading

Austerity is a Political Choice not Economic Necessity

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zaBy Prue Plumridge Last week Matthew Lyn (a columnist for Bloomberg) wrote in an article published in Money Week that, “the policies on offer under Corbynomics would quickly ruin the economy”. This was followed shortly afterwards with another written by no less … Continue reading

Can the Eurozone survive its Crisis?

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In May 2012, Marco d’Eramo wrote: It is plain to all: monetary union is dividing Europe. The divide is political, social, economic in particular. The euro was designed as a tool to cement European political union and to anchor German prosperity … Continue reading

Professor Bill Mitchell – The need for full employment

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In this video clip, Professor Bill Mitchell outlines two different lines of argument with regard to unemployment.  The economic cost to the nation and the human rights agenda.  The long-term economic costs of unemployment are obvious but it is less … Continue reading