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The Deficit Myth: Modern Monetary Theory and How to Build a Better Economy

Stephanie Kelton

8 Reviews

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Economics

THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER

A radical new understanding for how to build a just and prosperous society

THE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER 'Kelton has succeeded in instigating a round of heretical questioning, essential for a post-Covid-19 world, where the pantheon of economic gods will have to be reconfigured' Guardian

'Stephanie Kelton is an indispensable source of moral clarity ... the truths that she teaches about money, debt, and deficits give us the tools we desperately need to build a safe future for all' Naomi Klein

'Game-changing ... Read it!' Mariana Mazzucato 'A rock star in her field' The Times

'This book is going to be influential' Financial Times


'Convincingly overturns conventional wisdom' New York Times

Supporting the economy, paying for healthcare, creating new jobs, preventing a climate apocalypse: how can we pay for it all? Leading economic thinker Stephanie Kelton, shows how misguided that question is, and how a radical new approach can maximise our potential as a society. Everything that we've been led to believe about deficits and the role of money and government spending is wrong. 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?

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Praise for The Deficit Myth: Modern Monetary Theory and How to Build a Better Economy

  • Kelton's game-changing book on the myths around government deficits is both theoretically rigorous and empirically entertaining. It reminds us that money is not limited, only our imagination of what to do with it. After you read it you will never think of the public purse as a household economy again. Read it!

  • In a world of epic, overlapping crises, Stephanie Kelton is an indispensable source of moral clarity ... the truths that she teaches about money, debt, and deficits give us the tools we desperately need to build a safe future for all. Read it - then put it to use.

  • Kelton is to modern monetary theory what Milton Friedman was to American conservatives for a half century - conversational, fierce, relentless. - Financial Times

  • In the wake of the financial impact of the coronavirus, she's having a moment... she's become a rock star in her field. - The Times

  • A leading light in modern monetary theory. - Financial Times

  • This book is going to be influential. - Financial Times

  • [Kelton] has succeeded in instigating a round of heretical questioning, essential for a post-Covid-19 world, where the pantheon of economic gods will have to be reconfigured. - The Guardian

  • It is proving popular, for good reason...It is written in a nontechnical, accessible, even folksy style - Sunday Times

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