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Newcastle, NSW – May 1, 2019

May Day seems an appropriate day for a presentation I am giving at the Climate Action Newcastle event. Details in poster as follows.

Edinburgh – May 8, 2019

MMT Scotland will be hosting an event in Edinburgh – Modern Monetary Theory and the Economics of an Independent Scotland.

Join our host Chris Cook who has been involved for 25 years in the legal design, development and regulation of markets and ask questions with Patricia Pino.

As two of the leading founders of MMT Warren Mosler and William Mitchell will explain in great detail what Modern Monetary Theory would mean for an independent Scotland and the UK as a whole.

The event will be held at – EICC, The Exchange, Edinburgh, EH3 8EE and will run from 19:00 to 21:30

Tickets are £12.50 and can be purchased – HERE.

Note: Neither Warren nor myself are receiving any payment for our presentations. The tickets go to cover the venue costs.

MMT Scotland – Home Page.

Glasgow – May 9, 2019

MMT Scotland will be hosting an event in Glasgow – Modern Monetary Theory and the Economics of an Independent Scotland.

Join our host Dr Craig Dalzell from the Common Weal to talk about currencies and ask questions with Sarah Holland from the Gower Initiative For Modern Money Studies as two of the leading founders of MMT Warren Mosler and William Mitchell will explain in great detail what Modern Monetary Theory would mean for an independent Scotland and the UK as a whole.

The event will be held at – The Mitchell Library, North St, Glasgow, G3 7DNEE and will run from 19:00 to 21:30

Tickets are £13.69 and can be purchased – HERE.

Note: Neither Warren nor myself are receiving any payment for our presentations. The tickets go to cover the venue costs.

MMT Scotland – Home Page.

Birmingham, May 11, 2019

This event is being organised by GIMMS and will run from 14:00 to 17:00.

The event will be held in – The Library of Birmingham, The ICC, Broad Street, Birmingham.

Following the launch in March of the textbook ‘Macroeconomics’ and in anticipation of the inauguration of the MMT training college later this year, the event will focus on giving academics, teachers and the wider public the tools with which they can take a more critical approach to the subject by comparing and contrasting heterodox and orthodox approaches to theory and policy.

Join us for what will, without doubt, be an informative event aiming to challenge our preconceptions about how money works and how such an understanding offers a lens through which we can develop solutions to the pressing economic, social and ecological issues we face.

Tickets are £11.25 (including Eventbrite fee) and can be purchased HERE.

Tickets are going quickly.

Note: Neither Warren nor myself are receiving any payment for our presentations. The tickets go to cover the venue costs.

London, May 12, 2019

GIMMS will host a workshop on – Local Government Funding: Challenging the Status Quo.

Local council funding has been slashed by over 40% since 2010 by the UK government which claims that there is insufficient money available to fund essential public services. However, there was never any financial imperative to impose this local austerity and it reflected the triumph of ideology over reality.

The visible wealth around us and the sheer scale of existing inequality proves the need for a deeper understanding of the functioning of our economy. Professor Bill Mitchell, who will be the keynote speaker, will seek to challenge the established austerity narrative and bring an alternative understanding of how our economy works as well as identify the full range of policy options available to government. By challenging the established narrative and status quo it is possible to explain why the damaging austerity was never necessary and why appropriate funding of local councils’ services is possible.

We will address a number of key issues, including:

  • The myopic nature of austerity – it ends up costing more in the long term.
  • Why the British government faces no financial constraints and is unlike a household or local government.
  • Why first-class provision of public services only depends on the availability of real resources.
  • The policy options available to our currency issuing sovereign government that can be used within real resources constraints, to help local government finances.
  • How localised unemployment, underemployment, insecure employment and low-paid employment can be tackled through a central government funded policy such as a Job Guarantee Scheme.

The event will be held at – The Southgate Club, 17 Chase Side, London, N14 5BP and will run from 15:30 to 18:00.

Tickets are £3.79 and can be purchased – HERE.

Note: I am not receiving any payment for my presentations. The tickets go to cover the venue costs.

GIMMS – Home Page.

London, May 13, 2019

Details to come.

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