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May 11, 2019

Discussion: MMT - Mystery, Magic, or Trend?

2:00 p.m. 11:57 p.m. Event has no end time
2:00 p.m. | Burchfield Penney Art Center at Buffalo State

Panel discussion as some of Buffalo’s foremost economists define, discuss, and debate Modern Monetary Theory (MMT).

Once viewed as a fringe theory, MMT is in the news. The basic idea behind it is that a government that issues its own money can never fail to meet its obligations because no matter what said obligations are—increased military spending, universal healthcare, and so on—it can simply print some money to pay its bills.

One economist says that President Trump has embraced it by doubling the size of the U.S. national deficit. Some politicians include MMT when they answer the question “How will you pay for your Green New Deal?” Is it true that there are no financial limits to government spending? Can we run out of money?

Fred Floss, Chair and Professor of Economics and Finance, SUNY Buffalo State

Bruce Fisher, Director, Center for Economic and Policy Studies, SUNY Buffalo State

Ted Schmidt, Professor of Economics and Finance, SUNY Buffalo State

Joelle Leclaire, Associate Professor of Economics and Finance, SUNY Buffalo State [and University of Missouri at Kansas City graduate, the academic home of MMT]

Free with gallery admission.



Open to: everyone

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