July 30, 2021

What is MMT? (III) ― Rectifying Bill Mitchell

Comment on Bill Mitchell on ‘Booming growth in Britain (Brexit?) but child poverty rises (austerity)’

“Social media is, of course, awash with Modern Monetary Theory (MMT) and a host of different characters have made it a goal to become MMT proponents, which is a good thing in some respects.”

It is pretty obvious that “MMT proponents” on social media and elsewhere are overwhelmingly agenda-pushers/applause-trolls/useful idiots/sales-reps and #EconBlockers.#1, #2, #3

“MMT is an economic framework for understanding how the macroeconomy works and the role of the currency-issuer in the monetary economy.”

MMT got macrofoundations wrong. Because of this, the whole analytical superstructure is scientifically worthless.#4

“But MMT is not a ‘movement’, nor, is it a progressive agenda.”

MMTers present themselves as Real Progressives when it suits them, e.g. when they fight UK Labour. Actually, MMT is a movement of and for the Oligarchy.#5, #6, #7

“I keep reading things like ‘MMT advocates taxing the rich’. It doesn’t.”

No, MMT advocates deficit-spending/money-creation which is (because of the 3-sector Profit Law Q≡(G−T)+(I−S)+Yd) to the advantage of the Oligarchy and to the disadvantage of WeThePeople.#8, #9

Egmont Kakarot-Handtke

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