September 7, 2020

220. Goodbye Shinzo, Farewell Abenomics? (preview)

In Japan Shinzo Abe has announced he is stepping aside because of ill health. Will this mark the end of Abenomics, the term used to describe his three-pronged approach to fighting the country’s ailing growth rate and deflation? Some point to the continued slow growth as a sign that his approach hasn’t worked, but on today’s podcast Prof Steve Keen tells Phil Dobbie, things would have been much worse with a more conventional approach. Japan is an example of Modern Monetary Theory in action, and for those who believe pumping money into the system will create inflation like in Venezuela, why hasn’t this happened in Japan where deflation has been the biggest concern?

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