Lawn, Philip (2011): Wake up economists! - Currency-issuing central governments have no budget constraint.
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Abstract: Despite what mainstream economists preach, currency-issuing central governments have no budget constraint. It is therefore incumbent upon them to use their unique spending and taxing powers to achieve the broader goal of sustainable development. Their failure to do so has meant that nations have fallen well short of realising their full potential. Rather than accept the neo-liberal myth that ‘small government is best’, the citizens of a nation should welcome the central-government’s responsible use of their unique spending and taxing powers to provide sufficient public goods and critical infrastructure, achieve and maintain full employment, resolve critical social and environmental concerns, and meet the requirements of an aging population. Should central governments fail in their responsibility to prudently use their unique powers, public disapproval is best registered through the ballot box, not through degenerative debates that distort the facts about the operation of a modern, fiat-currency economy.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Wake up economists! - Currency-issuing central governments have no budget constraint|
|Keywords:||Keywords: Central governments, government budgets, fiscal and monetary policy, sustainable development|
|Subjects:||E - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics > E6 - Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance, Macroeconomic Policy, and General Outlook > E62 - Fiscal Policy
B - History of Economic Thought, Methodology, and Heterodox Approaches > B5 - Current Heterodox Approaches > B50 - General
|Depositing User:||Philip A. Lawn|
|Date Deposited:||19. Jan 2011 09:41|
|Last Modified:||13. Feb 2013 22:03|
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