Category: "history"

Thinking Makes It So: The IMF Bailout of the UK in 1976 and the Rise of Monetarism

Monetarism began it’s rise to world prominence in the ever-conservative Bundesbank in 1974. But it would be the government of Margaret Thatcher in the UK, elected in 1979, that would truly launch monetarism in central banking. more »

When Marxists Deploy the Quantity Theory of Money and Other Economic Nonsense

It’s truly infuriating to watch left-wingers talk absolute nonsense when discussing the economy. I encounter it all too often. What you generally get is a hodge-podge of incoherent economic ideas — usually incorporating the worst aspects of right-wing doctrines like monetarism more »

Bank of England Endorses Post-Keynesian Endogenous Money Theory

Well, the Bank of England has finally come out and said it: loans create deposits; banks create money and don’t simply lend out savings; and the money multiplier in the economics textbooks is false. Actually, we’ve known this for a long, long time. more »

How the U.S. Treasury avoided Chronic Deflation by Relinquishing Monetary Control to Wall Street

by Michael Hudson, as published in the Social Sciences Research Network The Eurozone today is going into the same deflationary situation that the U.S. did under Jackson’s destruction of the Second Bank, and the post-Civil War budget surpluses that… more »

Thirlwall’s Law in Historical Context

February 10th, 2017
in aa syndication, history, macroeconomics

There has been some reticence on the blogs to discuss Thirlwall’s Law and I myself have also been somewhat reluctant to deal with it in any great detail (although I did hint at some problems with it in this post). more »




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