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An interview on Italy, Greece, the Left and Marxism – VOX POPULI

This is the English transcript of an interview that will appear in VOX POPULI (https://revolucionvoxpopuli.wordpress.com/) translated in Italian VOX POPULI interview December 2019 You stood out in 2016 with the famous letter against SYRIZA, indicated as a subject falsely aimed at change. In particular, you accused SYRIZA of having negotiated with the EU, thus accepting the logic and structure of the Troika program. The conditions that were then emerging and which you lucidly predicted...

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Bill Mitchell — The ‘fiscal contraction expansion’ lie lives on – now playing in Italy – Part 2

This is the second and final part in my discussion about the latest attempts by the IMF and notable New Keynesian macroeconomists to keep the ‘fiscal contraction expansion’ lie alive. The crisis in Italy is once again giving these characters a ‘playing field’ to rehearse their destructive ideas that rose to prominence during the worst days of the GFC, when the European Commission and the IMF (along with the OECD and other groups) touted the idea of ‘growth friendly’ austerity. Nations were...

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Bill Mitchell — The ‘fiscal contraction expansion’ lie lives on – now playing in Italy – Part 1

Pathetic was the first word that came to mind when I read this article – The Italian Budget: A Case of Contractionary Fiscal Expansion? – written by Olivier Blanchard and Jeromin Zettlemeyer, from the Peter Peterson Institute for International Economics. Here is a former IMF chief economist and a former German economic bureaucrat continuing to rehearse the failed ‘fiscal contraction expansion’ lie that rose to prominence during the worst days of the GFC, when the European Commission and the...

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E’ una questione di interessi

Pubblichiamo la traduzione su Brave New Europe, una rivista online edita a Berlino, del pezzo su Econopoly. Sergio Cesaratto and Antonio Iero – It’s the interest rate, stupid! November 16, 2018 Economics, EU politics, EU-Institutions, Finance, National Politics Words of reason, but this is about German led social re-engineering in the EU rather than economics. Sergio Cesaratto is Professor of Growth and Development Economics and of Monetary...

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L’Italia distruggerà l’Eurozona?

Mia intervista a New Europe.  Mi dicono che la rivista con l'intervista sarà diffusa  in forma stampata a Bruxelles negli hotels, lobbisti, ambasciate ecc. Speriamo che faccia innervosire qualcuno!   Published 08:37 September 28, 2018 Updated 12:54 September 28, 2018 Will Italy destroy the Eurozone? By NEOnline | IRIlia Roubanis Euro-critical discourse is mainstream in Italy. The current government is a coalition that encompasses...

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Wray Guest Lectures, Brazil and Italy (Video)

Michael Stephens | September 13, 2018 L. Randall Wray, Professor of Economics at Bard and Senior Scholar at the Levy Economics Institute, was a visiting professor at the University of Bolzano (Italy) and the University of Bergamo (Italy) in May-June and at the University of Campinas (Brazil) in August. In Campinas, he gave a series of lectures for a course on Modern Money Theory. In Bolzano he gave a talk titled “Secular...

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The New York Times Editorial Board’s Incoherence on Italian Austerity and the Euro

William K. Black June 2, 2018     Bloomington, MN (Third in a series of articles on Italy, Austerity, and the euro) The New York Times’ editorial board published a May 29, 2018 editorial about Italy’s ongoing political and financial issues that praised austerity in Italy.  The board cheered the anti-democratic appointment of “Carlo Cottarelli, a solidly pro-Europe and pro-austerity economist and former official of the International Monetary Fund, to form a nonelected government.”  In...

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