The Currency of Politics: The Political Theory of Money from Aristotle to Keynes – by Stefan Eich

Stefan Eich examines six crucial episodes of monetary crisis, recovering the neglected political theories of money in the thought of such figures as Aristotle, John Locke, Johann Gottlieb Fichte, Karl Marx, and John Maynard Keynes. He shows how these layers of crisis have come to define the way we look at money, and argues that informed public debate about money requires a better appreciation of the diverse political struggles over its meaning.

The Economist : Korsett der Schwarzen Null raubt der Ampel den Atem

The Economist's Sonderbericht zu "Deutschland nach Merkel" hat was besonderes. Deutsche Medien lesen hier eine "eiskalte Kritik" an deutscher Selbstgefälligkeit und Reformunfähigkeit. Doch letztere sieht The Economist heutzutage in der polarisierten US, Brexitland und praktisch weltweit. Was hier überlesen wird ist dass im Gegensatz zu den relativ hoffnungslosen Anglo Ländern Deutschland als Tragigkomödie daherkommt... >>>Bild klicken um weiterzulesen<<<

Inflation? Inflation!

inflation always monetary? - mainstream and hetero theories of inflation, how to measure inflation - decompose observed inflation into its monetary, demand-pull, cost-push and structural components - Inflation is a monetary and redistributional phenomenon

Schwarze Null Vergiftet Europa

In einem Artikel vor dem Euro Gipfel  schlagen die deutschen Finanz- und Außenminister Olaf Scholz und Heiko Maas flexible ESM-Anpassungen  und einen paneuropäischen Garantiefonds vor, um "sehr schnell, unkompliziert und im nötigen Umfang ... gezielte Hilfe zu leisten."    Lesen Sie hier den ganzen Artikel Die Minister scheinen einen "möglichen komplexen Kompromiss" vorzuschlagen, wie Adam … Continue reading Schwarze Null Vergiftet Europa

Creditors Kill Europe

In a pre-summit article, German finance and foreign ministers Olaf Scholz and Heiko Maas  suggest flexible ESM adjustments to provide  "quick and targeted relief... (and) ... a pan-European guarantee fund to secure loans ... (so)  the European Investment Bank (EIB) would ensure liquidity for small and medium-sized enterprises in the EU countries." read the whole … Continue reading Creditors Kill Europe

Stiglitz wants GDP retired

see also growth1what growth? - gdp update below "It's time to retire metrics like GDP." writes Joseph Stiglitz in The Guardian. "The way we assess economic performance and social progress is fundamentally wrong, and the climate crisis has brought these concerns to the fore." Indeed. Always nice to hear the reforming voices. Apparently another revised … Continue reading Stiglitz wants GDP retired