Governments the world over are spending like crazy to try and steer their economies through the COVID-19 crisis. Whether it’s the fiscal policies of the government or the monetary policies of the central bank, it all still revolves around using money that wasn’t around a few months ago. So how much of what is happening is described by Modern Monetary Theory – and how much more could be done if we accepted that MMT is the way things should really work. And do central banks, or treasurers really understand it? Phil Dobbie asks Prof Steve Keen whether MMT can solve the COVID-19 debt problem?
Dr Said Abdulrahman Maarouf – Palestinian doctor tells the story of the torture he endured in Israeli detention
A Palestinian doctor in Gaza says he was tortured by Israeli forces during nearly seven weeks of detention. Said Abdulrahman Maarouf was a paediatrician at Al Ahli Hospital in Gaza City. He says he was […]
Anat R. Admati holds a bachelor’s degree from Hebrew University in Jerusalem and a doctorate from Yale University, and is a professor of finance and economics at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. Her recent […]
Victoria Canning, Alaa Kassab, and Karam Yahya – From Syria to Scandinavia: Navigating the Refugee Reception Crisis
Since 2015, Europe’s so-called refugee crisis has been the centre of intense debate. But what if we began to look at it another way: as a refugee reception crisis? Rather than a crisis in the […]