Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Bill Mitchell — Advanced nations must increase their foreign aid

Its Wednesday and only a short blog post day. I have been following the disaster unfolding in Timor-Leste over the last few days as I continue to compile research material as part of the development of a plan to increase the resilience of the Island state. We know that accumulating new public infrastructure is a key to the growth process. It crowds-in private investment, which leverages off the capacity provided by such infrastructure. A lack of essential public infrastructure is a major aspect of poverty and exclusion. While natural disasters impact on all nations when afflicted, the problem for Small Island Developing States (SIDS) like Timor-Leste is that they regularly face major capital destruction as a result of natural disasters and do not have the capacity to defend themselves and reduce the consequences of the events. Climate change is rendering this problem more severe. This is where the creation of a new multilateral agency to replace the corrupt IMF is necessary.
Bill Mitchell and Michael Hudson have a good grip on the world system economically and also the social and political aspect of the world system, too, in part because they have studied the cultural and institution foundations and historical conditions. Theoretical economists ("scientists") not so much.

Bill Mitchell – billy blog
Advanced nations must increase their foreign aid
Bill Mitchell | Professor in Economics and Director of the Centre of Full Employment and Equity (CofFEE), at University of Newcastle, NSW, Australia

1 comment:

Matt Franko said...

“ We know that accumulating new public infrastructure is a key”

Oh it’s just “accumulated” ... huh... I see... sounds like it just falls into your lap...

Boy think about all those kids in college training for their STEM degree they must be idiots wasting their time... you just “accumulate!” it...

Hmmmf... didn’t know that..,