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The deficit myth : modern monetary theory and the birth of the people's economy / Stephanie Kelton.

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  • 3 of 5 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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1 current hold with 5 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Carnegie PL of Steuben Co - Angola 339.5 KEL (Text) 33118000195010 Adult: New Book Available -
Lebanon PL - Lebanon 339.53 KELTON (Text) 34330513487539 Adult - Reading List (Non-Fiction) Checked out 08/21/2020
Morgan Co PL - Martinsville Main Library 339.5309 KEL (Text) 78551000547634 Non-Fiction In transit -
New Castle-Henry County PL - New Castle 339.5309 KELT (Text) 39231033681277 Ratcliffe-Carnegie Reading Room Available -
Peru PL - Peru 339.53 KELTON S (Text) 53069000557323 NEW BOOK Available -

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  • ISBN: 9781541736184
  • ISBN: 1541736184
  • Physical Description: vii, 325 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : PublicAffairs, 2020.

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Includes bibliographical references (pages 269-308) and index.
Summary, etc.:
"Any ambitious proposal - ranging from fixing crumbling infrastructure to Medicare for all or preventing the coming climate apocalypse - inevitably sparks questions: how can we afford it? How can we pay for it? Stephanie Kelton points out how misguided those questions really are by using the bold ideas of modern monetary theory (MMT), a fundamentally different approach to using our resources to maximize our potential as a society. We've been thinking about government spending in the wrong ways, Kelton argues, on both sides of the political aisle. Everything that both liberal/progressives and conservatives believe about deficits and the role of money and government spending in the economy is wrong, especially the fear that deficits will endanger long-termprosperity. Through illuminating insights about government debt, deficits, inflation, taxes, the financial system, and financial constraints on the federal budget, Kelton dramatically changes our understanding of how to best deal with important issues ranging from poverty and inequality to creating jobs and building infrastructure. Rather than asking the self-defeating question of how to pay for the crucial improvements our society needs, Kelton guides us to ask: which deficits actually matter? What is the best way to balance the risk of inflation against the benefits of a society that is more broadly prosperous, safer, cleaner, and secure? With its important new ways of understanding money, taxes, and the critical role of deficit spending, MMT busts myths that prevent us from taking action because we can't get beyond the question of how to pay for it"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Debts, Public > United States.
Budget deficits > United States.
Government spending policy > United States.
Fiscal policy > United States.

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