Category Archives: Central banking

This category considers issues pertaining to central banking and overall regulation of the banking system.

The erroneous ‘lets have a little, some or no MMT’ narrative

It is Wednesday – so just a few observations and then we get down a bit dirty (funky that is). Today, I consider the GND a bit, critics of MMT, Japan, and more. Never a dull moment really. I didn’t … Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in Central banking, Economics, Fiscal Statements, Framing and Language, Japan, MMT Textbook, UK Economy, US economy | 55 Comments

MMT is sending us crazy – the end is near … hold on, not quite near

The – Final Report – from Australia’s Royal Commission into to Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry was released to the public yesterday. The Commission was conducted under highly restricted terms of reference and barely scratched the … Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in Central banking, Economics, Fiscal Statements | 32 Comments

Monetary policy has failed – we must reprioritise fiscal policy

Remember back in early 2009, when the then head of the European Central Bank Jean-Claude Trichet (boasted that the “euro … is a success … it helps to secure prosperity in participating states”. He was still making these claims in … Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in Central banking, Eurozone, Fiscal Statements, Inflation | 6 Comments

Operationalising core MMT principles – Part 2

This is the second and final part of this cameo set, which aims to clear up a few major blind spots in peoples’ embrace with Modern Monetary Theory (MMT). This is all repetition. I don’t apologise for that and it … Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in Capital controls, Central banking, Fiscal Statements, Job Guarantee | 24 Comments

The so-called euro stability spawned banking system that caused havoc

In yesterday’s short blog post – Some Brexit dynamics while across the Channel Europe is in denial (January 2, 2019), I noted that various European Commission officials were boasting about how great the monetary union had been over the last … Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in Britain, Central banking, Eurozone, UK Economy, US economy | 7 Comments

US Federal Reserve decision exposes moral bankruptcy and incompetence

On December 19, 2018, the Federal Reserve Bank Open Market Committee (FOMC), which determines the monetary policy settings in the US, increased the policy interest rate by 25 basis points to 2.5 per cent, as part of its plan to … Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in Britain, Central banking, Japan, National Accounts, UK Economy, US economy | 19 Comments

The ‘fiscal contraction expansion’ lie lives on – now playing in Italy – Part 2

This is the second and final part in my discussion about the latest attempts by the IMF and notable New Keynesian macroeconomists to keep the ‘fiscal contraction expansion’ lie alive. The crisis in Italy is once again giving these characters … Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in Central banking, Eurozone, Fiscal Statements | 9 Comments

Japan still to slip in the sea under its central bank debt burden

President Trump banned a CNN reporter only to find his position overturned by the judicial system. Well CNN is guilty of at least one thing – publishing misleading and alarmist economic reports about Japan. In a CNN Business article last … Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in Central banking, Japan, Politics | 43 Comments

Eurozone fiscal rules bias nations to stagnation – exit is the remedy

It is Wednesday and I am doing the final corrections to our Macroeconomics textbook manuscript before it goes off to the ‘printers’ for publication in March 2019. It has been a long haul and I can say that writing a … Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in Central banking, Eurozone, Fiscal Statements | 26 Comments

Italy should lead the Member States out of the neoliberal Eurozone dystopia

The widely read German news site, Spiegel Online, published an amazing article last week (November 1, 2018) – Italy Doubles Down on Threat to Euro Stability – which confirms to me that very little progress has been within the Eurozone … Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in Central banking, Eurozone, Fiscal Statements | 23 Comments