Federal budgets could offer us much more than you might think. Yet 99% of the talk surrounding the Australian Labor government's 2023 federal budget misses these opportunities.
For a budget commentary that is both realistic and inspiring, Anne and Kev are joined by Andy and Lily, two bright, young advocates of progressive, heterodox economics. They provide the fresh perspective we desperately need, and they throw in deflationary cheese sandwiches for good measure.
Meanwhile, in episode #5 of Letter From the Cape, economist Bill Mitchell helps us to follow the money, when the federal government spends it.
Keep in mind as you listen:
Let MMT turn your budget night upside down!
source of the passage on inequality read out by Kevin:
Less is More: How Degrowth Will Save the World
By: Jason Hickel
Pleading Ignorance, by Ed Kuepper, from the album Starstruck.
Too Many Things, by Ed Kuepper, from the album Starstruck.