In this episode in our Green New Deal series, GISP Research Director Mathew Forstater discuses a proposal to combine ecological tax reform with Functional Finance. Ecological tax reform would use taxes, fines, subsidies, regulations, and other incentive-based tools to encourage a transition to sustainability. Functional Finance explains why we needn’t link taxes directly to spending by the national government, as the purpose of taxation is to prevent inflation and influence behavior, not to provide dollars for the government to spend. Hosted by GISP Research Director Mathew Forstater.
How Green QE, which is an idea that Richard co-created with Colin Hines a decade ago, can address some of the key problems within QE.
Stuart Medina Miltimore – The battle for a progressive Europe: Next Generation or Lost Generation EU?
An informative presentation and lively discussion, with prominent Spanish MMT economist, activist and founder of RedMMT, Stuart Medina Miltimore, on the implications of MMT for the future of progressive reform for the nations of Europe […]
There are troubling signs that the new data-driven economy is inheriting all the same problems as the old one: power imbalances, monopolies and a lack of accountability. Listen here