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Money printing: First, do no harm

Can we just print extra money to tackle the corona crisis? We conclude that only seven (!) countries in the world meet our proposed MMT criteria: leaving aside the US, these countries need the rare combination of a sovereign currency, simultaneous fiscal deficit and current account surplus, plus good governance.

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Modern Monetary Theory (Dutch)

Modern Monetary Theory stelt dat overheden hun uitgaven onbeperkt monetair kunnen financieren. Dit klopt niet. Hoewel het goed is dat MMT meer aandacht besteedt aan begrotingsbeleid en de financiering ervan, schiet MMT als theorie tekort.

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Swiss say Nein to Vollgeld

The idea underlying Vollgeld is that of full-reserve banking from the 1930’s. In today’s context its side-effects would likely lead to instability and a deflationary tendency. In the Swiss case, uncertainty would have prevailed in the short-term, followed by a further appreciating Swiss Franc.