Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Michael Hudson — The Economics of the Future

Mainstream [economic] models are unable to forecast or explain a depression. That is because depressions are essentially financial in character. The business cycle itself is a financial cycle – that is, a cycle of the buildup and collapse of debt.
Keen’s “Minsky” model traces this to what he has called “endogenous money creation,” that is, bank credit mainly to buyers of real estate, companies and other assets. He recently suggested a more catchy moniker: “Bank Originated Money and Debt” (BOMD)....
The Economics of the Future
Michael Hudson

1 comment:

Andrew Anderson said...

Along with a fiat distribution, we need fundamental reform* to prevent or delay the recurrence of the problem.

*eg. the elimination of government insurance of private liabilities.