Thursday, January 31, 2019

Peter May — MMT as nonsense economics – or not

Richard Murphy has always said that MMT supporters do not properly understand tax and Jonathan Portes seems to me, on the evidence of this article, to fall into the same category.
What Jonathan Portes misses is that the ‘financial constraints’ are self-imposed. It’s bad enough – in reality – being short of teachers, nurses and doctors. But having bogus self imposed financial constraints is just – well – self imposed.
Finance is man made.
Jonathan Portes, as a former Treasury civil servant, seems, regrettably, to suggest that finance should make man....
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MMT as nonsense economics – or not
Peter May

1 comment:

Ralph Musgrave said...

Peter May isn't too interested in the views of anyone who disagrees with Peter May in my experience: he doesn't publish their comments on his site.