The Fiscal Summit Counter-Narrative: Part Two, Defining Fiscal Sustainability

New blog source Corrente I found that is spreading Modern Monetary Theory ideas. It gives a well recorded account of a Fiscal Counter Summit with all of the MMT big hitters. The second part includes Bill Mitchell which I excerpt here to give some southern hemisphere balance on our Smart Taxes blog. He says in short "the sustainable goal of the economy should be the zero waste of the people in the economy… . as a consequence of the way we structure our economy and the way that policy intervenes to manipulate the economy.”

Report from the McPlanet conference

Broken promises and naive expectations - that's how many people at the McPlanet Conference held recently in Berlin clearly felt about the last two decades of global environmental policy. They believe that an imperfect-but-better alternative exists: protecting and enhancing the commons and community-based protection of biological resources worldwide, including in regions such as sub-Saharan Africa where land-grabbing is currently rife.