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Crucial Policy Role of National Governments - Dr James Juniper

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The University of Notre Dame, Sydney

128-140 Broadway

Chippendale, NSW 2007

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The Crucial Policy Role of National Governments with Dr James Juniper - Centre of Full Employment and Equity at the University of Newcastle

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Join us for a presentation by Dr James Juniper who will explain, from a Modern Monetary Theory perspective, the crucial policy role of national governments. The presentation will address the following questions:

> What is Modern Monetary Theory (MMT)?

> Why do we need deficit spending?

> What is the difference between sovereign and non-sovereign governments and why does it matter?

> Why do we need a Job Guarantee?

> Why do we need to balance the economy, not the budget?

Dr Juniper will discuss the real world effects of our successive governments' obsession with achieving budget surpluses. From the GFC, to the current climate emergency, the impact of the 'deficits are bad/surpluses are good' narrative, which underpins the prevailing, neoliberal, mainstream economic thinking, will be clearly shown. Attendees will learn about the policy potential of a monetary sovereign government, such as the Australian federal government, and the implications this has for achieving social, environmental and economic justice.

Dr Juniper is an Associate of the Centre of Full Employment and Equity, a conjoint lecturer of the University of Newcastle and supervisor to 6 PhD students.

Please join us after the presentation, from 4:30pm onwards, for a drink and a chat at The Glebe Hotel - ALL WELCOME

http://www.theglebehotel.com.au

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