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.
The former Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis staked his political career on getting a deal with the European Union – and lost. Now, as Theresa May enters the Brexit endgame, he looks back at the […]
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.
A talk in our series “Economics beyond the Swabian hausfrau” Kevin’s talk begins at minute 5.