Manage episode 278391929 series 76841
Do we fund government or does government fund us? Can sovereign states issue currency at will without risk of default? Are government deficits actually a form of public wealth? And can newly issued currency (rather than taxes or bonds) be used to pay for public works, health care, college, entitlements, and guaranteed jobs? These are the arguments made by Professor Stephanie Kelton in The Deficit Myth, the latest addition to the "Modern Monetary Theory" concept. If it sounds too good to be true, it is—and Dr. Murphy joins the show to explain why.
Read Dr. Murphy's review of The Deficit Myth at mises.org/DeficitMyth