Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Modern money and deficit myths — Neville Spencer

Interesting from the perspective of a "progressive" criticism of MMT. It worth looking at to see how difficult it is going to be to get beyond ideological preconceptions.

The author has taken the time to read The Deficit Myth and the recently published MMT macro textbook. The criticism is not that MMT is "wrong," but rather than it misrepresents some things that "progressives" get right. The author also thinks that the foundation for MMT's theory of money in Knapp's chartalism is "implausible." This criticism is based on a superficial view of the origin of money as commodity money, which the author views as being obvious.
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Modern money and deficit myths
Neville Spencer

1 comment:

NeilW said...

God knows how anybody in the modern world could see money as anything other than the formalisation of a promise.