Category Archives: Reclaim the State

On the path to MMT becoming mainstream

Over the last few years, it is clear that Modern Monetary Theory (MMT) is achieving a higher profile and the attacks are starting to come thick and fast. I see these attacks as being a positive development because it demonstrates … Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in Debriefing 101, Economics, Fiscal Statements, Framing and Language, Job Guarantee, Reclaim the State | 30 Comments

The Left propaganda that the state is powerless – continues

When we published our latest book – Reclaiming the State: A Progressive Vision of Sovereignty for a Post-Neoliberal World – last September, Thomas Fazi and I approached the UK Guardian to see if they would publish an Op Ed by … Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in Capital controls, Demise of the Left, Reclaim the State | 22 Comments

Latest Europhile advocacy beggars belief – surrender sovereignty to regain it

Today, I have a lot of travelling coming up. So time is tight. Regular readers will know my views on the Eurozone. I have held those views since the late 1980s when I was a young lecturer. Nothing has changed … Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in Eurozone, Reclaim the State | 24 Comments

My response to a German critic of MMT – Part 3

This is the third (and final) part of my response to an article published by the German-language service Makroskop (March 20, 2018) – Modern Monetary Theory: Einwände eines wohlwollenden Zweiflers (Modern Monetary Theory – Questions from a Friendly Critic) – … Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in Debriefing 101, Eurozone, Reclaim the State | 43 Comments

My response to a German critic of MMT – Part 2

This is the second part of my response to an article published by the German-language service Makroskop (March 20, 2018) – Modern Monetary Theory: Einwände eines wohlwollenden Zweiflers (Modern Monetary Theory – Questions from a Friendly Critic) – and written … Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in Debriefing 101, Eurozone, Reclaim the State | 37 Comments

Neoliberalism corrupts the core of societal values

It is Wednesday and just a brief comment on current affairs today. Tomorrow I will have Part 2 of my response to the German attack on Modern Monetary Theory (MMT). Nations more often and not claim to identify with a … Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in Music, Reclaim the State, Sport | 11 Comments

Neoliberal economic Groupthink alive and well in Europe

It is Wednesday so only a couple of snippets today. I was going to write about the BBC’s ridiculous attempt to portray Jeremy Corbyn as a sort of Russian-spy-type-dude in its Newsnight segment last Thursday (March 15, 2018). They manipulated … Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in Eurozone, Framing and Language, Reclaim the State, UK Economy | 9 Comments

The ‘tax the rich’ call bestows unwarranted importance on them

It is Wednesday, so only a few snippets only today, while I am working on six lectures I have to give in Helsinki over the next two weeks. The first of those lectures will be a public event. And looking … Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in Music, Reclaim the State | 10 Comments

Censorship, the central bank independence ruse and Groupthink

A few things came up late last week which demonstrate the neoliberal Groupthink is alive an well at the highest levels of policy in Australia (and elsewhere). First, there was a story that a report from an Australian Broadcasting Commission … Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in Central banking, Fiscal Statements, Framing and Language, RBA decisions, Reclaim the State | 17 Comments

Employers lying about the flat wages growth in Australia

Last Friday (February 8, 2018), the Reserve Bank of Australia issued its latest – Statement on Monetary Policy – February 2018 – which in its own words “sets out the Bank’s assessment of current economic conditions, both domestic and international, … Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in Labour costs, RBA decisions, Reclaim the State | 2 Comments