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Brexit: Ministers to hold emergency no-deal meeting with business – Business Insider

February 26th, 2019 No comments
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U of T receives more money from international students than from Ontario government – The Varsity

February 26th, 2019 No comments
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Living through YouTube and how-to videos : NPR

February 23rd, 2019 No comments
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Shamir’s Secret Sharing – Wikipedia

February 23rd, 2019 No comments
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Nonsense economics: the rise of modern monetary theory | Prospect Magazine

February 23rd, 2019 No comments
Categories: Economics, MMT Tags:

The Venezuela Myth Keeping Us From Transforming Our Economy

February 23rd, 2019 No comments
Categories: Economics, USA, USA! USA! USA!, Venezuela Tags:

MMT Notes

February 23rd, 2019 No comments

Is there really such thing as a “debt ceiling”?  If so, how can we (they?  US?) just vote to raise it?

  • is there a number, or derived # (e.g., debt > GDP x ## = no good)

Ergo, government can raise dept with no limits.

2019/03/03 or so…. seems that MMT is about to be making an appearance in the general zeitgeist (??); AOC is talking about it, and what she sez gets lots of exposure.  This week has numerous articles in more mainstream press (Bloomberg being the best so far… should check The Economist…)

Remember: could also be my personal bubble of Internet usage… is Google suggesting more MMT ’cause I’m thinking about it??

2019-05-21:

From this article: https://www.worldfinance.com/markets/modern-monetary-theory-continues-to-gain-traction

“Of course, MMT proponents argue that such a concern is nothing more than hypothetical posturing. The US is far away from using its full amount of real resources and can always use taxation to curb inflation should it occur. “

  • ?? so taxing takes money out of the economy?  But all those bills and coins still exist, don’t they?

 

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‘Kicking Ass for Her Generation’: Applause for 16-Year-Old Greta Thunberg as EU Chief Pledges $1 Trillion to Curb Climate Threat

February 23rd, 2019 No comments
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Drunk and distracted driving eclipse cannabis offences on Manitoba roads 4 months after legalization | CBC News

February 23rd, 2019 No comments
Categories: Canada, Cannabis, Drug Policy Tags:

How Amy Berman Jackson Got Roger Stone to Step in It and Then Step in It Again | emptywheel

February 23rd, 2019 No comments
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