Category Archives: Framing and Language

Fake surveys and Groupthink in the economics profession

In recent weeks, it has become apparent that Modern Monetary Theory (MMT) has evolved into a new ‘status’. Our work is everywhere now and has penetrated the political process (particularly in the US). At the same time, the mainstream macroeconomists … Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in Framing and Language | 47 Comments

Another fictional characterisation of MMT finishes in total confusion

I am travelling across Europe today and so am just writing this in between various commitments. I will soon be back home in Australia and have received a lot of E-mails about the way the Australian media has been treating … Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in Economics, Fiscal Statements, Framing and Language | 38 Comments

The conga line of MMT critics – marching into oblivion

The US-based Eastern Economic Association, which aims to promote “educational and scholarly exchange on economic affairs”, held its annual conference in New York over the weekend just gone. One of the panels focused on “New Views of Money” and I … Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in Economics, Fiscal Statements, Framing and Language | 53 Comments

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

Those Imbecilic Keynesianisticists are loose – lock up your … whatever!

It is Wednesday – a blog lite day – sort of. I am travelling a lot today and I have a large report to finish. But I couldn’t resist typing out the term “Keynesianisticists”, which refers to those imbeciles who … Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in Economics, Fiscal Statements, Framing and Language, Hyperinflation, Music | 33 Comments

There is no internal MMT rift on trade or development

I was going to write about Jamaica today but this topic emerged that I thought I should deal with before I write about the home of reggae. In fact, some of the material is input into a reasoned discussion about … Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in Capital controls, Economics, Fiscal Statements, Framing and Language, IMF | 36 Comments

Greek austerity – a denial of basic human rights, penalty should be imprisonment

I have just finished reading a report published by the Transnational Institute (TNI), which is an “international research and advocacy institute committed to building a just, democratic and sustainable world”. The Report (published November 19, 2018) – Democracy Not For … Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in Eurozone, Fiscal Statements, Framing and Language, IMF | 48 Comments

Britain should reject the Brexit ‘agreement’ but proceed with the exit

It is Wednesday, and only a short blog post beckons today. I have restrained myself from commenting on Theresa May’s unbelievable Brexit deal, which has the dirty paws of the European Commission all over it. Regular readers will know that … Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in Britain, Capital controls, Demise of the Left, Fiscal Statements, Framing and Language, Politics, Reclaim the State, UK Economy | 24 Comments

Political censorship in Australian research processes – towards authoritarianism

Regular readers will know that I place great value in the disciplines we broadly describe as the Humanities. An understanding of knowledge that history, language, philosophy, geography, politics, sociology, anthropology, music, drama, classical studies and the like is essential if … Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in Framing and Language, Higher Education, Politics | 19 Comments

The Twitter echo chamber

It is Wednesday so just a few things to report and discuss. I have noted in recent weeks an upsurge in the Twitter noise about Modern Monetary Theory (MMT) and various statements along the lines that MMT economists are male … Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in Framing and Language, MMT Textbook, Music | 42 Comments