Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Bill Mitchell — Brexit signals that a new policy paradigm is required including re-nationalisation

With the new British Prime Minister now indicating that she will push ahead with Brexit and free the nation from the undemocratic imposts of the increasingly dysfunctional European Union, a view that is apparently ‘poisonous’ to some so-called progressive writers, several pro-Remain economists or economic commentators have realised that the game is up for neo-liberalism in Britain. There have been several articles recently arguing (after bitching about the loss of the Remain vote and repeating the catastrophe mantra) that a new economic paradigm is now called for in Britain, based on its new found sovereignty (after it finally exits). It could, by the way, exit through an Act of Parliament without all the Article 50 palaver if it wanted to. That is just a smokescreen. This idea of a new paradigm being required is exactly what Thomas Fazi and I are working on as part of our current book project which is nearing completion. Today, I consider briefly our view that nationalisation has to return as a key industry policy plank for any aspiring progressive political party.…
Bill Mitchell – billy blog
Brexit signals that a new policy paradigm is required including re-nationalisation
Bill Mitchell | Professor in Economics and Director of the Centre of Full Employment and Equity (CofFEE), at University of Newcastle, NSW, Australia

1 comment:

Kaivey said...

Bill Mitchells new book sounds good. He's a socialist, like me. Socialists aren't communists, we make better capitalists than the conservative Right. A mixed economy is best, some private and some government owned. This along with lots of regulations produces the highest standard of living. Conservatives just produce poverty. Their neoliberal ' free market' BS has been exposed.