The Weekend Quiz – May 2-3, 2020 –…

Here are the answers with discussion for this Weekend’s Quiz. The information provided should help you work out why you missed a question or three! If you haven’t already done the Quiz from yesterday then…

More thoughts on a wealth tax and alternatives

from Dean Baker Last week the Boston Review (BR) published an exchange on a wealth tax that included a proposal from Berkeley economists Emmanuel Saez and Gabriel Zucman, with a number of responses, including one from me.…

The Weekend Quiz – May 2-3, 2020

 RSS feed billy blog MMT Macroeconomics Textbook – March 2019 Now available for purchase – For details. 2017 book Reclaiming the State: A Progressive Vision of Sovereignty for a Post-Neoliberal World Co-authored with Thomas Fazi.…

Live stream tonight – May 1, 2020 –…

Tonight (May 1, 2020), I am presenting a live YouTube show outlining how an understanding of Modern Monetary Theory (MMT) helps inform a fiscal intervention designed to minimise the damage from the coronavirus, but also…

Structural flaws and COVID-19

Home > Uncategorized > Structural flaws and COVID-19 Structural flaws and COVID-19 from Maria Alejandra Madi The fundamental structural flaws in the global economy have not been addressed after the 2008 global crisis.  Monopoly-finance capital became increasingly dependent…

The Pandemic and the Global Economy

There are still many uncertainties about the COVID-19 pandemic: about the extent of its spread, its severity in different countries, the length of the outbreak, and whether an initial decline could be followed by a…