Functional Finance & Abba Lerner

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Functional Finance and the Debt Ratio
“This five part series will explore at length (warning!) and in detail (another warning—wonk alert!) the MMT perspective on the debt ratio and fiscal sustainability. While the approach suggests a macroeconomic policy mix and strategies for both fiscal and monetary policies that most neoclassical economists currently believe are unsustainable, ultimately the MMT preference for a significant role for fiscal policy in macroeconomic stabilization is shown to be consistent with traditional neoclassical views on fiscal sustainability.”
• Part I • Part II • Part III • Part IVPart V
— Scott Fullwiler New Economic Perspectives Dec 2012 – Jan 2013