MODERN MONEY & PUBLIC POLICY – SHOULD WE WORRY ABOUT THE FEDERAL DEFICIT?
Few issues are more debated and yet less understood than the federal budget. We often hear that a balanced budget is key to national prosperity and that the national debt and deficits are the source of all economic ills. Based on Randall Wray’s book Making Money Work for Us: How MMT Can Save America, this panel will explain why we should stop worrying about the federal deficit and that the only real constraints on public policy are physical resources, technological capacity, and political will; but never money.
James Keenan: Abba Lerner-Hyman Minsky Political Economy Society, Instructor at the Henry George School
Adam Rice: Abba Lerner-Hyman Minsky Political Economy Society, host of the Applied MMT Podcast
Ryan Benincasa: Abba Lerner-Hyman Minsky Political Economy Society, co-host of the Applied MMT Podcast
Ibrahima Drame: Director of Education, Henry George School of Social Science
Date: Tuesday, March 21, 2023
Time: 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM ET
Location: 149 East 38th Street, New York, NY 10016 (IN-PERSON) and ONLINE via Zoom
Note: The Zoom link will be sent the day of the event via email.