Modern Money Australia

Modern Money Australia is an organisation which exists to promote a better understanding of macroeconomics as described by Modern Monetary Theory. 

We aim to show that the policy space afforded by our monetary system for social and environmental justice is very much greater than the limits imposed by those who subscribe to classical macroeconomics.

We run monthly forums in both Sydney and Melbourne, with other states soon to follow.


What is Modern Monetary Theory?

Modern Monetary Theory has been developed over the past thirty years. There is an enormous amount of literature, both academic and popular, to back it up. Here are the three main assertions (taken from Dr Steven Hail’s article, Explainer: What is Modern Monetary Theory? in The Conversation 31 January 2017).

All economies, and all governments, face real and ecological limits relating to what can be produced and consumed.

Monetarily sovereign governments face no purely financial budget constraints.

The government’s financial deficit is everybody else’s financial surplus.


The Australian Modern Money Network

There are currently Chapters of Modern Money Australia in NSW and Victoria. Soon there will also be Chapters in Qld, SA and WA.

New South Wales
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Victoria
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Queensland
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South Australia

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Western Australia

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Modern Money Resources

We’ll be building a list of resources including academic papers, books, articles, videos, podcasts and people. Here are five whose work is well worth becoming familiar with.

Prof Bill Mitchell

Bill Mitchell is Australian and one of the founders of Modern Monetary Theory. He has written countless academic publications over the past thirty years, but his blog is an esential.
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Dr Steven Hail

Steven Hail is another Australian MMT academic. A presentation he gave in 2014 is a great introduction to Modern Monetary Theory and is a total eye opener to those not familiar with MMT.
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Prof Stephanie Kelton

Stepahnie Kelton is an American academic who is one of the leading proponents of MMT in the USA. She is also Bernie Sanders chief economcs adviser.
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Warren Mosler

Warren Mosler is one of the MMT founders. He is an American economist and theorist. His book, The Seven Deadly Innocent Frauds of Economic Policy is avalable for free download.
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Prof L. Randall Wray

L. Randall Wray is another MMT founder. He is a professor of economics at Bard College NY. His most recent book is Why Minsky Matters: An Introduction to the Work of a Maverick Economist(Princeton University Press, 2016).
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Our lists are to inform you of our forums.
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