It is a brave economist who dares to say, "the mainstream approach to economics... is part of an ideological structure to reinforce power relations."
If these power relations are keeping capitalism in place, and if capitalism has reached its use-by date, then we somehow need to change our political economy.
Understanding what is possible is the first step. Imagine a world where no one worries about the federal debt. A brand of economics known as Modern Monetary Theory (MMT), reveals the so-called government debt is just a smokescreen for maintaining the status quo.
Annual Lecture at the University of Helsinki by Professor William Mitchell
Modern Monetary Theory: Economics for the 21st Century, free, online, 4-week course by mmted.org
Pleading Ignorance, by Ed Kuepper, from the album Starstruck.
Too Many Things, by Ed Kuepper, from the album Starstruck.
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N FULL: Treasurer Jim Chalmers speaks about the economy, rising interest rates
ABC News (Australia)
Press Conference on Jul 18, 2022
How Centrelink's 'robodebt' ran off the rails
ABC Background Briefing, 5 March 2017
Scruffy Looking Nerf Herder
Oct 19, 2017