Tag Archives: Job Guarantee

Covid-19, unemployment & a Government Job Guarantee

I’m not going to argue the merits or otherwise of the New Zealand Government’s decision to enforce a lock-down and close all non essential businesses. That decision has been made, and our best option as a nation now is to apply it as stringently as possible so that we get on top of the virus’s […]

Modern Monetary Theory; Part Two Government Job Guarantee

A fundamental part of MMT is a Government Job Guarantee. Basically this is a commitment for the government to act as employer of last resort at minimum wage. Everybody who wants a job up to 40 hours a week can get one regardless of circumstances. It removes all involuntary unemployment and underemployment. If you have […]

Modern Monetary Theory; Overview Part 1

This is a multi part exposition of Modern Monetary Theory (MMT) & the closely associated topics of a Job Guarantee & deficit financing. It also along the way challenges the ideological political & economic project commonly referred to as neoliberalism. The topic may seem dry, esoteric or even boring, but its implications are profound, affecting […]