Modern Monetary Theory

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  1. mmm....shiney!

    mmm....shiney! Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    Precisely.

    On another note I read an interesting comment that energy should our currency. I’m going to spend some idle hours looking in to that.
     
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    Maybe, but then again most individuals don’t even know what they themselves want. :p
     
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    Private savers won’t always know what’s best for the business and removes a degree of freedom, growth and niche innovation that money creation provides
     
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    mmm....shiney! Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    That also happens now. Lenders want to create money for asset purchases rather than entrepreneurial activity. This is why companies issue shares.
     
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    mmm....shiney! Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    ^ easier to discuss the reality of MMT as opposed to the hypothetical of sound money :D
     
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    https://www.bloomberg.com/news/arti...0-bolivar-bills-worth-just-0-23?sref=6uww027M

    Venezuela has begun to import banknote paper and is mulling plans to print bills with larger denominations as hyperinflation causes shortages of cash, according to six people with knowledge of the matter.

    The country has brought in about 71 tons of security paper this year from an Italian printer majority owned by the private equity firm Bain Capital, according to some of the people and data reviewed by Bloomberg from Import Genius, which compiles customs records it obtains through private sources. The central bank is considering new bills starting with 100,000 bolivars, the people said. It would be the highest denomination yet, but still worth only $0.23.
     
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    mmm....shiney! Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    ^ that’s what happens when a government trashes its country’s economy with flawed political and economic policies.
     
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    Last article I read was a couple of years ago, and they couldn't afford the printing costs for new currency.
     
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    You mean suppliers wouldn't accept their newly printed money? I'm shocked /s
     
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    I would like to see the Feds employ people to remove weeds and destroy feral animals.

    Our local council is understaffed in this area, as are most organisations and the 2 biggest threats to our ecosystems that can be managed on a day-day basis are weeds and feral pests. Especially so in the wake of the recent bush fires as weeds are extremely opportunistic and feral predators get an advantage in that native wildlife have less cover.

    Bush Heritage for example prioritises the threats in their reserves and often have to ignore lesser threats eg cobblers pegs as their resources are stretched.

    I'm not sure how an individual working on a feral or weed eradication program can transition into the private sector long term (though the Qld State government is contracting out fire management to privateers) but as Warren Mosler argues, the private sector generally hires employed people as opposed to the unemployed. So as long as individuals are working, they have a better chance of transitioning into the private sector.
     
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    Japan Travel Now Paid by Japanese Government.

    Though the guy in this video mistakenly says it's funded by tax payers. :) Man people really don't like letting go of old ideas.

     
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    We have something similar, tourism vouchers, $100 per adult citizen.

    It's crazy how much money they are throwing to subsidise wages and new hires. If you are in a correct industry, you can setup a business and have the government pay for half your hires for the next 6 months.

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    China support $15,000 gold price, but Gold is The Anti Dollar
    wonder how people support gold and dollar at the same time o_O
     
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    Why not just cut taxes?
     
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    The taxes we have here are mostly consumption and property transaction taxes. Income tax is very low for local people. Only people earning more than $70k a year pay any real taxes, those between $50-70k, maybe $100-$300 for income tax. For women with kids, no taxes even for $100k earners. The other third of income earners not only don't pay tax but receive money from the government every year.
     
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    maids pay more in tax than many office workers
     
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    How does that work in libertarianism? Wouldn't you do it yourself or put a price on it?
     
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    Maids are for lazy ppl. Even bill gates does the dishes.

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    Plenty of private sector companies involved in grounds maintenance. Wouldn't this be a directly transferable skill??
     
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    If the Singaporean gov't (and Japanese) feel it necessary to support the recreational habits of their citizens with cash handouts that have strings attached then the consumption taxes are too high.

    Far better would it be to find out what the Japanese and Singaporeans want but can't afford or source and then support those industries by employing people to fill the job roles where the private sector is not meeting consumer demand.

    Japan is impairing any real meaningful increase in prosperity because it has an infatuation with hiking sales taxes.
     
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