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Donald Trump Is Right on the Money (Literally)

Robin Koerner | Posted 05.10.2016 | Politics
Robin Koerner

The fact that the government is utterly financially unconstrained in just the way Trump noted today is the hugest, most subversive Truth he has told to date. And of all the truths he has ever told, it is the one that libertarians should be proclaiming the loudest.

The Real Reason The GOP Establishment Loathes Donald Trump

The Huffington Post | Zach Carter | Posted 05.10.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Republican establishment has spent a lot of energy over the past six months trying to convince the public that Donald Trump's rank b...

Greece and the U.S. Senate: Economics for the 99 Percent

Mike Sandler | Posted 04.08.2015 | Business
Mike Sandler

The re-shuffle of the last U.S. election that put austerity-minded Republicans in power has ironically resulted in a new anti-austerity economist being hired by Senator Bernie Sanders in the Senate Budget Committee.

MMT to Washington: There Is No Long-term Deficit Problem!

Warren Mosler | Posted 05.11.2013 | Business
Warren Mosler

What do the president, the party leaders, all members of Congress, all the headline economists (both hawks and doves), the entire Federal Open Market Committee, and just about everyone else apart from Modern Monetary Theory (MMT) proponents agree on?

Platinum Coin Idea Is Rejected by White House

Warren Mosler | Posted 03.16.2013 | Business
Warren Mosler

This is far more problematic than markets realize. The president had a choice. The debt ceiling thing expresses 'the will of Congress' where Congres...

It's Not the Deficit, Stupid!

Warren Mosler | Posted 01.16.2013 | Business
Warren Mosler

They thought all kinds of bad things about the deficit. And then, after the 2011 debt ceiling debacle and the formal downgrading of the credit rating of the United States, they were all proven utterly wrong.

The Economics of Eurozone Trade Differentials and Fiscal Transfers

Warren Mosler | Posted 09.15.2012 | World
Warren Mosler

The trade differentials in the eurozone are not in the least an insurmountable problem, at least not in theory.

The Certainty of Debt and Taxes - The Fiscal Cliff Burden of Proof

Warren Mosler | Posted 09.08.2012 | Business
Warren Mosler

Federal deficit reduction should be off the table, and the burden of proof of a sufficiently high long term inflation risk be on those who want to put the deficit back on the table.

Demand Leakages: The 800lb Economist in the Room

Warren Mosler | Posted 09.04.2012 | Business
Warren Mosler

Demand leakages are unspent income. This translates into what's commonly called the 'output gap,' which is largely a sanitized way of saying unemployment.

Why the EU Won't Fix Anything This Weekend

Warren Mosler | Posted 02.08.2012 | Business
Warren Mosler

While the Germans aren't entirely wrong in their belief that lower deficits would restore funding capacity, I don't think they recognize that as currency users debt to GDP ratios may need to be under 30 percent to get to that point.

It must be impossible for the Fed to create inflation

Warren Mosler | Posted 01.15.2012 | Business
Warren Mosler

Hardly an hour goes by without some pundit pushing the possibility of some kind of run away inflation, with Zimbabwe and Weimar rolling off the tongue...

Deficit Reduction Super Committee Fighting the Battle of New Orleans

Warren Mosler | Posted 12.04.2011 | Politics
Warren Mosler

I realize it's not a perfect analogy, but due to poor communications, the battle of New Orleans was fought well after the War of 1812 had ended. Like...

The UMKC Buckaroo: A Currency Model for World Prosperity

Warren Mosler | Posted 11.20.2011 | College
Warren Mosler

It's been more than 10 years since the economics department at UMKC introduced its own currency. It's called the buckaroo, named in sync with the school mascot, the kangaroo.

The Speech That President Obama Should Make

Warren Mosler | Posted 11.06.2011 | Politics
Warren Mosler

This is the speech I would make if I were President Obama.

Congressman Ryan: Apologize Now About the US Being the Next Greece

Warren Mosler | Posted 10.17.2011 | Politics
Warren Mosler

Congressman Ryan's response to President Obama's State of the Union address included something we've all heard a lot of ever since. He warned along t...

Connecting the Dots -- Deficit Reduction Is Now Only About Inflation, Not Insolvency

Warren Mosler | Posted 10.11.2011 | Business
Warren Mosler

There is no such thing as the US becoming the next Greece. There is no such thing as the US getting cut off from spending by the financial markets and forced to go begging to the IMF to get US dollars to spend.

Congress: You Are the Scorekeepers for the U.S. Dollar, Not a Player!

Warren Mosler | Posted 10.01.2011 | Politics
Warren Mosler

There is no looming financial crisis for the U.S. Government, the scorekeeper for the U.S. dollar. The U.S. Government can't run out of dollars, and it is not dependent on taxing or borrowing to be able to spend.

Mercy! Can't They Get Anything Right?

Warren Mosler | Posted 09.18.2011 | Business
Warren Mosler

Even with sky-high unemployment, we can easily afford to both suspend FICA and truly strengthen Social Security and Medicare by increasing the minimum benefits and closing the donut holes.

Austrian Economics and Modern Monetary Theory

Robin Koerner | Posted 08.20.2011 | Business
Robin Koerner

As the disastrous consequences of loose money, central banking and a fractional reserve system have become obvious, many citizens have discovered some...

Modern Monetary Theory: The Last Progressive Left Standing

Warren Mosler | Posted 08.13.2011 | Business
Warren Mosler

The headline progressives are in full retreat. They have found out the hard way that their bleeding heart pleadings -- 'yes, the financial markets might destroy us, but how can we cut this or that worthy cause' -- don't cut it.

If you're my bank - you better get moving...

Brett King | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Brett King

Mobility in banking and payments is not a fad. This week I gave a keynote address at the 3rd Mobile Commerce Summit Asia (Manila) and meet with global...