Modern Money & Public Policy – Should we worry about the Federal Deficit?
Seminar

2023-03-21 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Henry George School of Social Science
Phone:(212) 889-8020
Address: 149 East 38th Street, New York, NY 10016

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.

Our speakers:

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

Moderator/Discussant:

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.

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