source: John Feffer 2021 resilience.org , originally published 20-12-2021 by Foreign Policy In Focus GaiaMoney is revisiting DeGrowth for Xmas with John Feffer's question: "Can those who advocate hitting the brakes on economic growth get their message across before it’s too late?" "Over the last three decades, a growing number of scientists and ecologists have argued … Continue reading The “Selling” of DeGrowth – or how to soft sell the hardest sale ever – by John Feffer
"Geolibertarian experimental monetary realist" Tuure Parkkinen's root bug economics represents an audaciously original "PraxisTheorie" of the type only an institutional outsider would dare come up with.
Turns out Peter Bofinger is not the only German economist who can see MMT across the sea. There is at least one other. Maybe more to follow? "Say it quietly, but Germany has learnt the lessons of Keynes," argues Thorvaldur Gylfason. Mind you, he is talking fiscal largesse, not ECB money. In the "we are … Continue reading De facto MMT disequilibrating DSGE ?
degrowth updates here Décroissance, or degrowth, is a story of hope amidst adversity. Just like Xmas. Born of the adversities of a poisoned and plundered planet, degrowthers say "No! No More! Let's get out of the Old National Market Hall of Sickly Scarcity and into the New Global Banquet Hall of Happy Abundance... Yes, contrary … Continue reading DeGrowth – Décroissance for Xmas anyone?
"Die Wertedebatte - Wie fünf Ökonominnen Wirtschaft und Politik neu verbinden." In einem erfrischenden Deutschlandfunk Artikel serviert Antje Schrupp einen gut sortierten Ausblick über den Tellerrand des wirtschaftswissenschaftlichen Mainstreams. Sehr empfehlenswert! "Diese fünf Ökonominnen entrümpeln die Wirtschaftswissenschaften von alten Glaubenssätzen und entwickeln neue Theorien für das 21. Jahrhundert : Mariana Mazzucato, Kate Raworth, Esther … Continue reading Wiedergeburt der Politischen Oekonomie?
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
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
Alf_Hornborg writes in his article “How to turn an ocean liner”: “Although soon reduced to a heterodox and marginalized position, the critique of growth has continued to challenge mainstream dogmas of economics and policy for over four decades. Countless debates have raged on what exactly is the problem of sustainability, whether the design of taxes … Continue reading GROWTH! What Growth?
Greta has docked in Lisbon and is on her way to Madrid. Presumably by train. Most will cheer her on. Many will not. Some rather see her drowned like an inconvenient truth. Or hung like a false prophet. Some are annoyed. Some have reservations. And some are changing their minds. I was about Greta Thunberg's … Continue reading The Limits To Greta
Can you spot the winners? Not Olaf with the mike, it's Norbert and Saskia on the right. SPD left wingers whose victory may nudge the markets to price in a grand coalition fracas. Is this Deutschland's Corbyn moment? Can anti-austerity Saskia Esken and "taxpayers' Robin Hood" Norbert Walter-Borjans be Bonnie and Clyde to revive the … Continue reading Corbyn Moment auf Deutsch?
"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 book of alternative measurements has just been published. … Continue reading Stiglitz wants GDP retired
"Milanovic’s work is still the most detailed study of global inequality to date and should be read by all proponents of post-capitalist democracy..." Boris Frankel
"Inflation ... has left many observers scratching their heads as to why the current level ... does not match the current state of the real economy ..." said ex ECB board member Sabine Lautenschläger in a recent speech. The Economist discerns "strange new rules", devote a special report to "The End of Inflation?" and concludes that inflation is … Continue reading Head scratching inflation