Unemployment is a political choice, says economist Bill Mitchell, and Covid-19 presents us with the opportunity to eliminate it. In this Zoom meetup, Professor Mitchell, a long time proponent of a job guarantee, shows what went wrong when economists began preaching austerity and why a state guarantee of full employment is central to fixing it.
About the Speaker
Bill Mitchell is Professor of Economics and Director, Centre of Full Employment and Equity (CofFEE) at the University of Newcastle. His seminal work on job guarantee schemes has attracted international attention and application. Bill is one of the founders of Modern Monetary Theory (MMT) which is causing a rethink of many of economics’ core principles. His recent books include Reclaiming the State: A Progressive Vision of Sovereignty for a Post-Neoliberal World and Macroeconomics.
Organised by the Region 1 (Auckland/Northland) economic policy group and the NZ Fabian Society.
Registration will be available shortly.