Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Lars P. Syll — On the non-neutrality of money

One of Keynes’s central tenets — in clear contradistinction to the beliefs of mainstream economists — is that there is no strong automatic tendency for economies to move toward full employment levels in monetary economies.
Money doesn’t matter in mainstream macroeconomic models. That’s true. But in the real world in which we happen to live, money does certainly matter. Money is not neutral and money matters in both the short run and the long run....
"New Keynesianism" isn't Keynesian. It is bastard Keynesianism if it is Keynesian at all. Paul Krugman self-identifies as "neoclassical," in accepting neutrality of money, banks as only intermediaries, equilibrium, and rational maximization. So do many if not most other Democratic Party economics heavyweights and advisors. Time for them to step aside and make room for the new wave. We don't have time to wait for funerals.

Lars P. Syll’s Blog
On the non-neutrality of money
Lars P. Syll | Professor, Malmo University

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