Wednesday, October 6, 2021

Bill Mitchell — Exploring the basic principles and myths surrounding MMT

Here is a video of a presentation I made yesterday to a group of financial professionals in Brisbane. They are running a series on Modern Monetary Theory (MMT) and had originally invited me to debate a gold bug type from the US.

I declined given that the person in question had made a series of vapid (being generous) comments about MMT and spending time with that level of hostility would have been a waste.

So they decided to run the series over two weeks – with my presentation yesterday and his next week. The twain shall never meet!

The talk went for about 30 minutes and is quite elementary – more to give a feel for what a skeptic needs to keep under control before launching into an attack on our work.

Some questions followed.…
Bill Mitchell – billy blog
Video – Exploring the basic principles and myths surrounding MMT
Bill Mitchell | Professor in Economics and Director of the Centre of Full Employment and Equity (CofFEE), at University of Newcastle, NSW, Australia

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