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The Resource Money from nothing : or, why we should learn to stop worrying about debt and love the Federal Reserve, Robert Hockett and Aaron James

Money from nothing : or, why we should learn to stop worrying about debt and love the Federal Reserve, Robert Hockett and Aaron James

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Money from nothing : or, why we should learn to stop worrying about debt and love the Federal Reserve
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Money from nothing
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or, why we should learn to stop worrying about debt and love the Federal Reserve
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Robert Hockett and Aaron James
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  • Why we should learn to stop worrying about debt and love the Federal Reserve
  • Money from nothing
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or, why we should stop worrying about debt and learn to love the Federal Reserve
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eng
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"This groundbreaking work on public finance shows us how we can rebuild our economy and restore the American promise of prosperity for all... When the government decides to spend money, it simply creates the necessary funds--as if out of thin air. That's how we pay for interstate highways, post offices, wars, social services, and economic stimulus packages. So, if it's that easy to make money... can't we all get more of it? Absolutely. And we should. At least, so argue financial regulation expert Robert Hockett and bestselling philosopher Aaron James in this eye-opening, irreverent, and inspiring exploration of what the dollar really is. Better still, they show how we can build an economy that works for everybody without unwanted taxes and added regulations. In the process, we learn how disingenuous the political rhetoric surrounding inflation can be, how the demonized concept of the deficit is really just another way of tallying our collective national wealth, and how a strong central bank could free us from the abuses of private banking. With broad historical background and ambitious yet practical institutional proposals, Hockett and James offer a new vision of public finance--people's banking for a people's economy. Armed with this new outlook, we can even stop worrying debt and learn to love a strong, accountable, and transparent Federal Reserve as a cornerstone of our democracy"--Dust jacket flap
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10919567
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Hockett, Robert
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332.1/10973
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no index present
LC call number
HG2563
LC item number
.H63 2020
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non fiction
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bibliography
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James, Aaron
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True
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  • Federal Reserve banks
  • Monetary policy
  • Economics
  • Banks and banking, Central
  • Banks and banking, Central
  • Economics
  • Federal Reserve banks
  • Monetary policy
  • United States
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or, why we should stop worrying about debt and learn to love the federal reserve
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Money from nothing : or, why we should learn to stop worrying about debt and love the Federal Reserve, Robert Hockett and Aaron James
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 289-315)
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Contents
Introduction -- Part I: Modern money. What money is based on--viz., "nothing" ; Spending from nothing ; Promising from nothing ; Democracy's dollar -- Part II: The money contract. A very (very) brief history of finance--i.e., civilization ; Why money cannot be printed ; What we owe each other -- Part III: Banking from nothing. When promises go public ; What banks do for us ; How to cut out the middleman ; Keeping score in the digital age (and beyond) -- Part IV: A more trustworthy finance. Too many promises? ; Too much debt? ; Can promises be trusted again? Asshole-proof government -- Part V: A more promising economy. Four promises: income, work, wealth, and leisure ; From green money to a Green New Deal ; Epilogue: What Republicanism used to mean--and what is must mean again ; Appendix I: Making global finance safe for domestic autonomy ; Appendix II: The plague
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on1132237968
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24 cm
Extent
xix, 314 pages
Isbn
9781612198569
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2020940412
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
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(OCoLC)1132237968
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Money from nothing : or, why we should learn to stop worrying about debt and love the Federal Reserve, Robert Hockett and Aaron James
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 289-315)
Carrier category
volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Part I: Modern money. What money is based on--viz., "nothing" ; Spending from nothing ; Promising from nothing ; Democracy's dollar -- Part II: The money contract. A very (very) brief history of finance--i.e., civilization ; Why money cannot be printed ; What we owe each other -- Part III: Banking from nothing. When promises go public ; What banks do for us ; How to cut out the middleman ; Keeping score in the digital age (and beyond) -- Part IV: A more trustworthy finance. Too many promises? ; Too much debt? ; Can promises be trusted again? Asshole-proof government -- Part V: A more promising economy. Four promises: income, work, wealth, and leisure ; From green money to a Green New Deal ; Epilogue: What Republicanism used to mean--and what is must mean again ; Appendix I: Making global finance safe for domestic autonomy ; Appendix II: The plague
Control code
on1132237968
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xix, 314 pages
Isbn
9781612198569
Lccn
2020940412
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1132237968

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