An economy that guarantees health & wellbeing for all

The Public Health Association, Australia presents:

An economy that guarantees health and wellbeing for all: the right to work and income security.

The Public Health Association, Australia presents:

An economy that guarantees health and wellbeing for all: the right to work and income security.

Wed 14 Oct 2020 6:00 PM (AEST)

This webinar features Prof Bill Mitchell, our Australian founder of MMT.  Presented by the Public Health Association, Australia it promises to be a fascinating exchange of ideas as he joins Noel Pearson and Prof John Quiggin.

In the neoliberal era, poverty, income inequality and unemployment have been on the rise and have come to be seen as inevitable and immutable features of market-based economies. During this time governments, increasingly obsessed with austerity economics, have come to be cast as powerless to tackle these issues with the burden of responsibility being placed on the individual. The individual and societal health consequences of the failure to address these issues are profound and wide-ranging. Far from being inevitable and immutable problems, solutions are certainly at hand, at the centre of which is the fiscal capacity of our governments to provide for the wellbeing of all.

Our distinguished guests, Professor John Quiggin, Noel Pearson and Professor Bill Mitchell will participate in a panel discussion on the health, social and economic impacts of the ongoing failure to address the problems of poverty, income inequality and unemployment. The meaning and benefits of work; welfare systems and income security; the ever-growing gap between the rich and the poor; the case for a Job Guarantee and/or a Basic Income Guarantee; Modern Monetary Theory and the fiscal capacity of monetary sovereigns are just some of the topics likely to be discussed as we explore the health implications of achieving a full employment economy and welfare system reform that guarantees the health and well-being of all.

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