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The Resource The deficit myth : modern monetary theory and the birth of the people's economy, Stephanie Kelton

The deficit myth : modern monetary theory and the birth of the people's economy, Stephanie Kelton

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The deficit myth : modern monetary theory and the birth of the people's economy
Title
The deficit myth
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modern monetary theory and the birth of the people's economy
Statement of responsibility
Stephanie Kelton
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Language
eng
Summary
"Any ambitious proposal - ranging from fixing crumbling infrastructure to Medicare for all or preventing the coming climate apocalypse - inevitably sparks questions: how can we afford it? How can we pay for it? Stephanie Kelton points out how misguided those questions really are by using the bold ideas of modern monetary theory (MMT), a fundamentally different approach to using our resources to maximize our potential as a society. We've been thinking about government spending in the wrong ways, Kelton argues, on both sides of the political aisle. Everything that both liberal/progressives and conservatives believe about deficits and the role of money and government spending in the economy is wrong, especially the fear that deficits will endanger long-term prosperity. Through illuminating insights about government debt, deficits, inflation, taxes, the financial system, and financial constraints on the federal budget, Kelton dramatically changes our understanding of how to best deal with important issues ranging from poverty and inequality to creating jobs and building infrastructure. Rather than asking the self-defeating question of how to pay for the crucial improvements our society needs, Kelton guides us to ask: which deficits actually matter? What is the best way to balance the risk of inflation against the benefits of a society that is more broadly prosperous, safer, cleaner, and secure? With its important new ways of understanding money, taxes, and the critical role of deficit spending, MMT busts myths that prevent us from taking action because we can't get beyond the question of how to pay for it"--
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1969-
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Kelton, Stephanie
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illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Debts, Public
  • Budget deficits
  • Government spending policy
  • Fiscal policy
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The deficit myth : modern monetary theory and the birth of the people's economy, Stephanie Kelton
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Bumper sticker shock -- Don't think of a household -- Think of inflation -- The national debt (That isn't) -- Their red ink is our black ink -- "Winning" at trade -- You're entitled! -- The deficits that matter -- Building an economy for the people
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on1149204543
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
vii, 325 pages
Isbn
9781541736184
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1149204543
Label
The deficit myth : modern monetary theory and the birth of the people's economy, Stephanie Kelton
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Bumper sticker shock -- Don't think of a household -- Think of inflation -- The national debt (That isn't) -- Their red ink is our black ink -- "Winning" at trade -- You're entitled! -- The deficits that matter -- Building an economy for the people
Control code
on1149204543
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
vii, 325 pages
Isbn
9781541736184
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1149204543

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