Mark Blyth

Author, Researcher, Educator, and Consultant on International Political Economy

Archive for August, 2014

Lunchtime Listening? Interview on Cash Transfers proposal

Thursday, August 28th, 2014

This interview with Sirius XM’s news channel was a good one. It allowed me to flesh out some of the arguments in the Foreign Affairs piece. For lunchtime listening…if the cat video fails to load…

Foreign Affairs Article Discussed on BBC Radio this Morning

Thursday, August 21st, 2014

BBC did a very nice 18 minute program with Timothy Spangler, Anat Admati and I this morning. The link is here:

If I Told You We Could End Recessions, Reduce Inequality, And Not Skin The Rich To Do It…Might You Be Interested In That?

Tuesday, August 19th, 2014

This was the original title of a piece that just came out in Foreign Affairs Magazine

But Foreign Affairs likes shorter titles, so its called “Print Less but Transfer More: why Central Banks Should Give Money Directly to the People.”

I wrote it with Eric Lonergan, who happens to be a good friend despite being a hedge fund manager. He is also the author of the brilliant (and I mean that – really) book simply entitled Money, which is available here

Read his book. Really.

This piece is an attempt to think past the current moment, which is a world where central banks are trying to do too much with too few tools while governments pretend to not be able to do anything at all. Its also an intervention into the inequality debate. We hope that you find it useful. I have put a copy of the piece in my ‘writings for normal people’ bucket on this website.

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