Why Bother?

Friday, 27 May 2022 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Richard Denniss (Chief economist at the Australia Institute) hosted by the New Economy Network Australia (NENA)

Why bother with economics? Why bother with Modern Monetary Theory (MMT)? After-all, the government can still govern without bothering about MMT.

Anne & Kev make the case we need MMT to unshackle our minds from many false beliefs about the possibilities available to our new federal government. We find much to look forward to with a government that spends properly. We can prevent ourselves from becoming accidental neoliberals!

Anne & Kev bounce their ideas off a webinar featuring Richard Denniss (Chief economist and former Executive Director of the Australia Institute) as hosted by the New Economy Network Australia (NENA).

Show Notes

NENA's 2022 Federal Budget Rundown - with Richard Denniss
Apr 6, 2022

The Deficit Myth with Stephanie Kelton
in conversation with Richard Denniss, Chief economist and former Executive Director of the Australia Institute
June 18, 2020


Then leader of the Opposition, Tony Abbott,
speaking with host Fran Kelly on ABC's RN Breakfast, back in February 2010.


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