J. D. Alt (arkitektoa) eta DTM

Sarrera gisa: ikus Pentsamendu estrategiko bat ekonomian

Segida:

J. D. Alt

Bloga: http://jdalt.com/

Liburua: The Millennials’ Money

The Millennials' Money: Why the Next Power Generation Can Afford to Build a Better World

Alt-en iruzkina:

… Modern fiat money can be compared to the well-known figure-ground puzzles, which many people, initially at least, struggle with: “What? You’re seeing a beautiful young girl? No way! I’m seeing an old witch. Where’s the girl? Show me!”

The moment you “see” the alternative reality is a startling, and subtly satisfying, experience. The world has opened up somehow―lifted a veil and revealed a new set of possibilities. This is precisely what I hope will happen for people when they read The Millennials’ Money. The book, really, is an exercise in “seeing.” And the people who most need to see and understand what fiat money makes possible are today’s millennials—the generation just now coming into political power.”

Liburuaren aurkezpena: The Millennials’ Money

Introduction and overview of the reality of modern fiat money: Why the millennial generation CAN afford to build a better world. An updated and expanded version of the best-selling “Diagrams & Dollars.”

Bideoa: (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bHQCjFebIf8)

Diapositibak:

(https://www.dropbox.com/s/gox0tsyzim4oeyu/millennialsmoney_chptr1.pptx?dl=0)

Puigdemont-en hitzaldia Danimarkan

Catalonia and Europe at a crossroads for democracy”

(https://twitter.com/KRLS/status/955354470833106945)

The Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont discusses the current poltical situation in Catalonia and Europe with Professor Marlene Wind and Professor MSO Christian F. Rosbøll. The debate is moderated by Professor Mikkel Vedby Rasmussen.

Bideoa:

(https://www.facebook.com/universitet/videos/10155828576091138/)

Ingelesez eta katalanez:

El vídeo i el text íntegres de la intervenció de Puigdemont a la Universitat de Copenhaguen

‘És l’hora de negociar; acabar la repressió i trobar una solució política, no penal’, diu Puigdemont

(https://www.vilaweb.cat/noticies/video-integre-de-la-intervencio-de-puigdemont-a-la-universitat-de-copenhaguen/)

Podeu llegir el discurs íntegre ací:

Catalunya i Europa, una cruïlla a la democràcia

El 21 de desembre, el poble de Catalunya ens va donar, una altra vegada, la majoria parlamentària que formarà un nou govern per trobar una solució política i negociada per a Catalunya. L’aplicació de l’article 155 s’ha d’acabar perquè s’ha utilitzat i s’ha convertit en un eufemisme d’un estat d’excepció contra un govern elegit democràticament.

Estic agraït de viure en una Europa del segle XXI. I estic encara més agraït de poder viure en una Europa on la llibertat de moviment és tan important com la llibertat d’expressió.

Les nostres dues nacions comparteixen algunes qualitats que voldria destacar. Els catalans admirem la política danesa. Sempre diem que quan Catalunya es converteixi en un estat de ple dret, volem ser la Dinamarca del sud. Tenim una població semblant, una llengua pròpia, unes economies que basen l’èxit en el fet de ser obertes al món. Som dues nacions petites que hem sobreviscut. Tenim una capital cosmopolita, que són la nostra millor representació al món. Socialment, som vibrants. Unes poblacions altament qualificades, pròsperes i obertes al món.

Les petites nacions tenen més bones perspectives econòmiques. Estan més adaptades al canvi. No han de formar part de cap gran estat per a formar part del mercat.

Molts dels nous estats són mitjans o petits. La mida dels estats no és cap problema.

La capacitat d’arribar als mercats globals i a un mercat únic europeu és un gran actiu per a la nació catalana. L’exportació a Catalunya ha assolit nivells de rècord: 70.000 milions d’euros el 2017; les inversions estatals s’hi disparen i el Financial Times ens considera una de les millores regions on invertir.

La Catalunya que us vull presentar és una nació del sud oberta i que entén la importància de les relacions bilaterals.

Tinc la impressió que a Dinamarca teniu un enfocament similar. El món d’avui, la sobirania, és un referèndum diari. Cada dia hem de lluitar per la bona governança, les bones lleis, l’economia pròspera. Dinamarca és un exemple pel seu enfocament econòmic, polític i social.

La UE ha estat un èxit a l’hora de promoure llibertats i drets; però som conscients dels seus fracassos, cada vegada que hi ha una crisi. Ho hem vist amb Grècia, Ucraïna, els refugiats. I ara, amb la defensa dels drets dels catalans.

Nosaltres som europeus, però no podem aclucar-nos d’ulls davant els seus fracassos. Volem més integració si aquesta integració va vinculada amb la democràcia.

És impossible d’entendre com és que la UE té més capacitat d’influència en països abans de ser membres que no pas després. Per què la UE tracta de manera diferent certes nacions grans i les petites. Per què?

Veiem, en el cas de Catalunya, com les institucions europees tracten diferentment Espanya i Polònia. Formar part d’una família política és més important?

Això que passa a Catalunya és fonamental per a Europa. Què se’n farà, d’Europa, si no és capaç de defensar els seus valors? Què passarà si en un altre estat membre el govern fica a la presó rivals polítics, com passa a Espanya amb els polítics catalans?

El moviment democràtic a Catalunya no pot ser vist com una crisi potencial per a Europa, sinó com una oportunitat democràtica per als països. Perquè la democràcia és més important que totes les fronteres. Cal entendre com resoldre conflictes polítics a través dels vots i no de la violència. No és acceptable per a fer política. Per això el suport de la Comissió Europea a Rajoy és desconcertant. Legitima l’ús de la força i les amenaces judicials per damunt de les solucions polítiques. Un govern democràtic i pro-europeu no hauria de ser perseguit. Quan Espanya sigui capaç d’enfrontar-se democràticament a desafiaments com els que proposen per Grenlàndia o les illes Fèroe es respectarà la voluntat dels ciutadans. Sou la prova que això és possible.

El dret d’autodeterminació és un dret fonamental per a totes les nacions. La meitat dels estats membres de la UE han estat creats aquests últims cent anys. El dret d’autodeterminació l’hem posat en el nostre programa polític des del setembre del 2015. Vam guanyar les eleccions. La reacció del govern espanyol va ser clara: intimidació, boicot, presó i exili. Durant més de cinc anys, els catalans han demanat un referèndum acordat sobre la independència. L’acord entre Escòcia i el Regne Unit ha estat l’enveja de Catalunya. Un referèndum acordat ha estat i és l’opció preferida del poble de Catalunya. Però l’establishment espanyol no vol entrar en un diàleg bilateral. Par això vam organitzar l’1-O. De manera que els catalans poguessin expressar la seva voluntat democràtica a les urnes. Vam cometre un error: ens pensàvem que el 2017 la violència i la violació de drets fonamentals no serien possibles. Però els nostres conciutadans van haver de defensar les urnes de la policia espanyola amb els seus cossos.

No m’he sentit mai tan orgullós del poble de Catalunya com aquell dia. El 43% dels catalans van expressar la seva voluntat. El preu del nostre èxit ha estat alt. Aquests últims mesos, les llibertats fonamentals han estat minades. Hi ha polítics en presó preventiva i tractats com a terroristes. Alguns altres, com jo, s’han hagut d’exiliar per no anar a la presó. Quan la justícia espanyola va acusar el meu govern de sedició i rebel·lió, em vaig refugiar a Bèlgica per evitar la presó preventiva. Membres del meu govern encara són a la presó.

Ells són presoners polítics. Com jo mateix i els meus companys, ens afrontem a trenta anys de presó per les nostres actuacions pel referèndum i la declaració d’independència. L’ombra de Franco encara és molt llarga a Espanya. Ells han refusat un diàleg amb els representants catalans. És una decepció. Des del 2013, divuit vegades el govern català ha proposat de negociar un referèndum. La resposta de Rajoy ha estat sempre la mateixa: no.

El problema fonamental és que Espanya no reconeix Catalunya com un subjecte polític. No som més que una província. La Generalitat va ser creada el 1359. L’autogovern de Catalunya no neix a la constitució espanyola. El precedeixen més de 600 anys. Durant els últims cent anys, 9 dels 11 presidents de la Generalitat han estat destituïts, exiliats, empresonats o executats.

Madrid ha de reconèixer que les forces independentistes han guanyat les eleccions, que va imposar Rajoy. El control de Madrid s’ha d’acabar. Si els catalans no poden triar el seu govern no hi ha democràcia. És inútil votar en unes eleccions. Hi ha en joc la idea de la democràcia a tot Europa.

El 21 de desembre el poble català va enviar un missatge. No ens rendirem davant l’autoritarisme. Formarem un nou govern i és l’hora de negociar. És l’hora d’acabar la repressió i trobar una solució política per a Catalunya, no penal. Espero que un dia la voluntat del nostre poble prevalgui i siguem capaços de crear un estat nou, amb èxit i admirat com Dinamarca. Confiem en la democràcia i creiem en els valors europeus. I els catalans perseverem.»

Ingelesez:

Puigdemont, in Denmark: ‘We will not surrender to authoritarism’

The Catalan president leaves Belgium after three months to participate in a University of Copenhagen debate on Catalan politics

Ingeniarien kodea

Hasierarako (in https://twitter.com/elliswinningham/status/950038951011799040)

Patricia‏ @PatriciaNPino urt. 5

In that regard I think the economics profession needs more oversight. Too many use it to hide politics as science w deadly effect. If engineers build a bridge that collapses & we’re found to have been neglectful. we go to jail. Economists should bear the same responsibility.

Ellis Winningham‏ @elliswinningham

erabiltzaileri erantzuten @PatriciaNPino @BobbySizzler erabiltzaileari eta erabiltzaileri erantzuten

Want my opinion? 😉

Patricia‏ @PatriciaNPino urt. 7

erabiltzaileri erantzuten @elliswinningham @BobbySizzler erabiltzaileari eta

erabiltzaileri erantzuten

Absolutely. Do Economists have/need a code of conduct?

(In https://twitter.com/PatriciaNPino/status/950063700647579648)

Patricia‏ @PatriciaNPino urt. 7

erabiltzaileri erantzuten @PatriciaNPino @elliswinningham erabiltzaileari eta

erabiltzaileri erantzuten

To put it in context. Engineers have this:

2018 urt. 7

Erabat galduta dagoen kazetari bat erabateko bluff baten alde, noski!

Albiste berezia bezain harrigarria:

La gestión internacional en Catalunya sigue el patrón griego

Iritzi harrigarria bezain berezia:

Ego, te absuelvo

Eta postrerako, hauxe:

Aprendizajes mutuos y sinergias necesarias

Argi,

(i) Kazetari horrek ez du ezer ikasi eta, tamalez,badirudi ez duela ezer ikasiko!

(ii) Gogoratzekoa, soilik azken-azkena bluff-ez, jolaskide zikinaz eta pailazoaz: Varoufakis bluff handia hasiberrientzat

(iii) Ekonomiaz, Greziari buruz, edozein lelokeria idatzi baino lehen, Warren Mosler-i S. Fani-k egindako elkarrizketa irakurri beharra dago, nahitaez:

Tolin Eguzkitza zenak esaten zuen moduan, “bota iezaiozu sekulebedarra!

Sekulebedarra, Bizkaian erabiltzen den berba: astoei (ar eta emeei) asko gustatzen bide zaien belar oso goxoa.

Ondorioa

Euskal Herrian sekulebelarrezko zelai handiak, erraldoiak, prestatu behar dira, hainbeste astori bazka eman ahal izateko (oraingoz, asto gehienak, guztiak?, arrak dira).

Mon dieu!

Hau dunk hau!

Azken orduak

(i) Carles Puigdemont Danimarkan

En directe: Gran expectació per la presència de Carles Puigdemont a Dinamarca

Per a participar avui a la tarda en un debat a la Universitat de Copenhaguen

(https://www.vilaweb.cat/noticies/puigdemont-participa-aquesta-tarda-en-un-debat-a-dinamarca/)

(…)

L’acte d’avui, que es farà entre les 14.00 i les 16.00, es titula ‘Catalunya i Europa, a la cruïlla per la democràcia’. Els professors Marlene Wind i Christian F. Rosbøll acompanyaran Puigdemont en el debat, que serà moderat pel cap del Departament de Ciència Política Mikkel Vedby Rasmussen.

(ii) Ez dago euro-ordenarik

Informació Catalana‏ @InformacioCat

(https://twitter.com/InformacioCat/status/955370124529360896)

ÚLTIMA HORA: El jutge Llarena decideix no cursar l’euroordre de detenció contra el President @KRLS

2018 urt. 22

(iii) Puigdemont presidentea kandidatua Kataluniako ‘president’ izateko

Informació Catalana‏ @InformacioCat

#ÚLTIMAHORA El president del #Parlament, @rogertorrent, proposa #Puigdemont com a candidat a la investidura

2018 urt. 22

(iv) Eta Euskal Herrian, zer?

Arazoa (in https://www.berria.eus/paperekoa/2147/010/002/2018-01-20/arazoa.htm)

… . Zer ez zuen pentsatuko Txillardegik, bizirik balego, EAJ Kataluniari bidaltzen ari zaion mezuari buruz: badakizue, katalanak, itzul zaitezte normaltasunera, betiko egoerara; otzan eta meneko jokatu, legalitate espainiarraren barruan. Makur zaitezte eta lurpera ezazue zeuen independentzia nahia, gu geure autonomian lasai bizi gaitezen. Noizbait, behingoz, Espainiaren barruan eroso sentitzeko. (…)”

Gogoratu ondoko hau:

Txillardegik autodeterminazioaz (tanta batzuk)

Warren Mosler eta AEBko Birjina uharteak, bideoa

Watch: Warren Mosler On Why He’s Best Suited To Lead Territory Out Of Financial Crisis

January 18, 2018

(http://viconsortium.com/virgin-islands-2/watch-warren-mosler-on-why-hes-best-suited-to-lead-territory-out-of-financial-crisis/)

Mr. Mosler, who is no stranger to the political scene in the territory, expounded on his understanding of finances as his main advantage over Governor Mapp and contending candidates.

Bideoa:

Mosler unveils plans at first open event since announcing gubernatorial bids. Here are some highlights.

(https://www.facebook.com/viconsortium/videos/1523754484405451/)

Gehigarriak:

Birjina uharte amerikarrak: Warren Mosler gobernadore-gai 2018rako

Mosler bonoak Birjina uharte amerikarrentzat

Warren Mosler eta Birjina uharte amerikarrak

Traidorez beteriko eta sindikalista kaxkarrez osatutako Euskal Herri berria

Bai noski, ezaguna denez, nonahi daude traidoreak Granada honetan, ez aipatzearren sindikalista kaxkarrak.

Urte berri, zaharrak berri.

Euskal Herri berriarentzat, segituan aipatuko ditudan traidoreak eta sindikalista kaxkarrak nahi nituzke, nonahi. Zenbat eta gehiago, hobe!

Izan ere, hona hemen bi kategoriatako eredu bana, besterik ez.

(i) Traidoreen artean, Geoff Coventry

DTM: dibulgaziorako hasiera on bat

Politika berria…, ‘traidorez’ beterikoa?

Segida:

Geoff Coventry‏ @gladkiwi

(https://twitter.com/gladkiwi/status/954376607447371776)

If the economy confuses you (as it did for me for years), this might help. We made this super simple to help the average person get a fresh perspective on how a sovereign currency can be better used to help improve our nation’s living standards.

A beginner’s guide to how modern economies work

(https://modernmoneybasics.com/facts/)

Geoff Coventry‏ @gladkiwi

And don’t miss the video if you’re new to all this #MMT stuff:

The Basics of Modern Money

(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TDL4c8fMODk)

(ii) Sindikalista kaxkarren artean, Patricia Natalia Pino

Neoliberalismoaren aurka, benetan kontra. Sindikalista, emakumea, ingeniaria, artista eta DTM-ren aldekoa. Jeremy Corbyn-i zuzentzen diona, politika sindikalaren finantzazioaz eta abarrez…

Lan-ekonomia eta DTM

Segida:

Episode #07 (Interview with Patricia Natalia Pino from progressive media outlet, The Pileus about ‘Modern Monetary Theory’ being a monetary reality for governments)

(https://player.fm/series/life-from-the-left/episode-07-interview-with-patricia-natalia-pino-from-progressive-media-outlet-the-pileus-about-modern-monetary-theory-being-a-monetary-reality-for-governments)

Twitter: https://twitter.com/PatriciaNPino

Bai, horrelako jendea nahi nuke Euskal Herri berriarentzat, inongo dudarik gabe!

Edward Snowden eta Daniel Ellsberg

Hasierarako, ikus ondokoak:

George Orwell: bi hitz

George Orwell: bi hitz (segida)

George Orwell: bi hitz (bigarren segida)

George Orwell: bi hitz (hirugarren segida)

George Orwell: bi hitz (laugarren segida)

George Orwell: bi hitz (bosgarren segida)

George Orwell: bi hitz (seigarren segida)

George Orwell: bi hitz (zazpigarren segida)

George Orwell: bi hitz (zortzigarren segida)

George Orwell: bi hitz (bederatzigarren segida)

Segida:

‘Is whistleblowing worth prison or a life in exile?’: Edward Snowden talks to Daniel Ellsberg

The two most famous whistleblowers in modern history discuss Steven Spielberg’s new film, The Post, about Ellsberg’s leaking of the Pentagon Papers – and if they’d advise anybody to follow in their footsteps.

Daniel Ellsberg, the US whistleblower celebrated in Steven Spielberg’s new film, The Post, was called “the most dangerous man in America” by the Nixon administration in the 70s. More than 40 years later, the man he helped inspire, Edward Snowden, was called “the terrible traitor” by Donald Trump, as he called for Snowden’s execution.

Worried about Trump’s assault on press freedom … Edward Snowden and Daniel Ellsberg

The Guardian has brought the two together – the most famous whistleblower of the 20th century and the most famous of the 21st so far – to discuss leaks, press freedom and other issues raised in Spielberg’s film.

Starring Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks, The Post deals with Ellsberg’s 1971 leak of the Pentagon Papers, which revealed presidents from Truman to Nixon lying about the Vietnam war. It deals, too, with the battle of the US media, primarily the Washington Post and the New York Times, to protect press freedom.

During a two-hour internet linkup between Ellsberg in Berkeley, California, Snowden in Moscow and the Guardian in London, the whistleblowers discussed the ethics, practicalities and agonised internal debate involved in whistleblowing and how The Post has a special resonance today in Trump’s America.

They are worried about Trump’s assault on press freedom and express fear that journalists could be indicted for the first time in US history. And they are alarmed by the prospect of a US nuclear strike against North Korea, urging a new generation of whistleblowers to come forward from the Pentagon or White House to stop it.

It is madly reckless for this president to be doing what he is doing. Whether he is, in some clinical sense, crazy or not, what he is doing is crazy,” says Ellsberg. His book based on his experience as a defence analyst and nuclear war planner, The Doomsday Machine, was published in December.

Back when Snowden was debating whether to leak secret NSA documents, showing the scale of government mass surveillance, he found inspiration in a 2009 documentary, The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers. After Snowden handed over material to journalists in 2013, Ellsberg was among the first to express support and the two became friends, with Ellsberg visiting Snowden, who is living in exile in Moscow, in 2015.

They have a shared interest in press freedom. Ellsberg cofounded the US-based, not-for-profit Freedom of the Press Foundation, which helped organise the linkup. Snowden, who also serves on the foundation’s board, devotes much of his time in Moscow to developing tools that help journalists protect their communications and sources.

Ewen MacAskill: How has whistleblowing changed in the 40-plus years between your leaks? One of the striking images from The Post is of leaked documents having to be laboriously photocopied, in contrast with today.

Daniel Ellsberg: Certainly, the ability to copy and release hundreds of thousands of files or documents, as Chelsea Manning did, or millions of pages, as Ed Snowden did, was quite impossible then. I was using the cutting-edge technology of the day, Xerox, to do what I did do, which was to copy 7,000 “top secret” pages. That could not have been done before Xerox.

So, in a sense, it is easier to get the truth out now than it was in my day. It took me months of effort – copying night after night. On the other hand, unless you are an expert like Ed or Chelsea, their ability to trace who has done the leak is probably greater than it used to be. You can’t do it safely. As I understand it from Ed – you tell me, Ed, if I am wrong here – you felt with your counterespionage expertise you probably could have done it anonymously, but you chose not to do so. But others would be more likely to be caught.

Edward Snowden: First of all, a small correction for the record. Dan said I gave millions of documents to journalists. The figure is thousands. The point between the period of Dan’s activities and mine is the expansion of reach of a particular source who witnessed some wrongdoing. In Dan’s case, what he had in his safe was the limitation of his reach. My reach was across a network rather than the confines of a safe … And what this ultimately results in is a dynamic where a particular employee can plausibly – in fact, not just plausibly but demonstrably – have more access at their fingertips than the director of an office or a unit or a group or an agency – or perhaps even the president.

EM: Another difference is Ed was able to operate solo whereas you, Dan, needed a team of volunteers.

DE: There was a kind of pickup crew, largely graduate students at Harvard, who helped find us places to stay and helped transport these papers. They were known as the Lavender Hill Mob, after the British movie in which a random bunch of petty criminals carry off a great heist. When my book, Secrets: A Memoir of Vietnam and the Pentagon Papers, came out in 2003, I wanted to tell their story, but they still did not want their names known because they thought the attorney general, John Ashcroft (who was in George W Bush’s administration), might have imprisoned them. I was signing books and people were giving me little cards with the inscriptions they wanted me to write. A little card appeared: “To the Lavender Hill Mob.” And there was someone I had not seen in 40 years.

EM: How do you feel about your portrayal in The Post?

DE: I am portrayed by a very handsome actor, Matthew Rhys. So my wife and I are quite satisfied with that. The movie is incredibly timely because we are dealing with a president who lies as he breathes, unapologetically. Also, a president who is contemptuous of the press. Nixon called the press the enemy. And Trump’s people say it is the opposition party, which is of course the enemy. When I was watching the film’s premiere, I was thinking: this is a question of freedom of the press.

EM: How about you, Ed, your portrayal by Joseph Gordon-Levitt in Oliver Stone’s 2016 movie? Did it have the impact you hoped for?

ES: I loved Joseph Gordon-Levitt. One of the funny things is they have trapped me in time over the course of my existence as the way I looked when I came forward, always wearing glasses, kind of nerdy. But the funny thing is most of my life, even today, I never wore glasses. I wear glasses in professional settings not because I love the look or whatever. For all the complexities of the film, which was basically slapped together in a hurry because events were developing around the world, they got the core of it, the most important part of it, right, which is what is happening with mass surveillance and why it matters.

When we talk about the impact that it produced in the public, I see responses to this day from people who had seen this but who have not seen Citizenfour [Laura Poitras’s 2014 documentary about Snowden], which is the real documentary. And they just had not understood the issue. News reports had not reached them, but cinema did. They might not be the type to watch documentaries but they are the type to watch a drama. I think that is an incredible thing.

EM: What motivated you to take the final step in becoming a whistleblower?

DE: I would not have thought of doing what I did, which I knew would risk prison for life, without the public example of young Americans going to prison to make a strong statement that the Vietnam war was wrong and they would not participate, even at the cost of their own freedom. Without them, there would have been no Pentagon Papers. Courage is contagious. I have heard you say, Ed, that The Most Dangerous Man in America was a factor in encouraging you to do what you did.

ES: That is absolutely true. While I was weighing up whether to come forward or not – and this was an agonising process because it was certainly life-changing – I watched that documentary. Dan’s example, hearing the arguments from someone who has lived through this, it helps prepare someone to make that jump themselves.

I read, Dan, that you were described, maybe it was by Nixon, as self-righteous. But there is in whistleblowing a kind of righteousness that is required, even self-righteousness. Everything in your head, in society and everything we have been indoctrinated into believing is screaming: “Don’t do this!” And yet there is some voice that builds over time that has to persuade a person that they do not just have the right to do this but a responsibility to do so; to make the move that will certainly burn their life to the ground. But, theoretically, the wellspring of hope that is the motivational force behind this is that it will redress some wrongdoing.

EM: Is the threat posed by Trump greater than that posed by Nixon?

DE: I believe this president will indict journalists, which has not happened yet in our country. We fought a revolution to avoid that. And we have not yet broken that first amendment, which protects press freedom, in our constitution. But this president is likely to do so. The climate has changed. And that was true under Obama, who prosecuted three times as many people for leaking as all previous presidents put together – he prosecuted nine. I think Trump will build on that precedent. He will go further and do what Obama did not do and directly indict journalists.

EM: Is the WikiLeaks founder, Julian Assange, holed up in the Ecuadorian embassy in London and fearful of extradition to the US, one of those at risk?

ES: Julian’s best defence, perhaps his only enduring defence, is that he is a publisher and has never even tried, as far as we are aware, to publish something untruthful. There are lots of criticisms, many of which are legitimate, to be said about his political views or his personal expressions or the way he put things or his agenda. But ultimately the truth speaks for itself.

DE: Assange is in danger. There are those who say that Julian does not have to fear extradition if he came out of the embassy and served a brief sentence, if anything at all, for violating the rules. I think that is absurd. I think Britain would ship him over here [to the US] in a minute and we would never see or hear from him again … under Trump, he may well be the first journalist in this country to be indicted.

EM: What about whistleblowing to prevent a US attack on North Korea?

DE: I am sure there are thousands of people in the Pentagon and the White House who know an attack on North Korea would be disastrous because they have estimates and studies that show the outcome of a supposedly limited attack would be catastrophic in terms of hundreds of thousands of lives, millions of lives and what comes after.

ES: What would you say, Dan, to the next whistleblower, who is sitting in the Pentagon? They have seen the attack on North Korea planned, they have seen the consequences and it can be stopped.

DE: They have, of course, something I did not have then, which is they can go directly to the internet. And that is not something I would advise them to do. I think that, let’s see, in your case you went to the Guardian, you did not put the stuff on the net directly as you could have done. I think you did the right thing … If the New York Times does not do it, if the Guardian does not do it, you have the internet to go to.

EM: Was whistleblowing worth it?

DE: I once read a statement by Ed Snowden that there are things worth dying for. And I read the same thing by Manning, who said she was ready to go to prison or even face a death sentence for what she was doing. And I read those comments and I thought: that is what I felt. That is right. It is worth it. Is it worth someone’s freedom or life to avert a war with North Korea? I would say unhesitatingly: “Yes, of course.” Was it worth Ed Snowden spending his life in exile to do what he did? Was it worth it for Manning, spending seven and a half years in prison? Yes, I think so. And I think they think so. And I think they are right.

Warren Mosler (eta The Real Progressives eta magister)

Warren Mosler eta The Real Progressives

Warren Mosler: HEADLINE LEFT FAILS PROGRESSIVES, BITCOIN, DEBT #MMT

Warren Mosler joins Real Progressives with Steve Grumbine to discuss the GOP Tax Bill, The Headline #Progressive Left’s failure to capitalize on the moment, and the rise of #Cryptocurrency and its implications on the #Macroeconomy

(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E3HqM5b42uA)

Warren Mosler, magister

Richard Murphy @RichardJMurphy

(https://twitter.com/RichardJMurphy/status/952563744437088257)

Modern monetary theory questions: what do you want to ask? https://shar.es/1N6a1Y  via @richardjmurphy

2018 urt. 14

Modern monetary theory questions: what do you want to ask?

(…) One of the things I have not done as a result is work on a the questions for a written Q& A on modern monetary theory with Warren Mosler, one of the founders of that economic school, which he has offered to do.

Then it occurred to me that I might as well open out the question setting process in advance. My aim for this is threefold:

a) To provide short answers to the theoretical basics – so short questions would also help;

b) To deal with the obvious issues that are raised in response to these basics;

c) To deal with the crass comments (from Venezuela / Zimbabwe / Weimar) onwards.

So fire away please. As many as you like. I will edit them though, and hope you will understand.

Ondorioa:

Dakienak badaki, ez dalienak baleki!

(Galdera zehatzak eta, Mosler-en eskutik, erantzunak plazaratuko direnean, itzuliko gara gai garrantzitsu hau ikusteko eta analizatzeko.)

Motxiladun umeak

Jatorrizko bertsioa

Euskaraz: https://amara.org/eu/videos/dAbMn6tLrAIM/eu/2068228/

Azpitituluekin

Katalanez: https://amara.org/eu/videos/dAbMn6tLrAIM/ca/2068223/

Galizieraz: https://amara.org/eu/videos/dAbMn6tLrAIM/gl/2068224/

Ingelesez: https://amara.org/eu/videos/dAbMn6tLrAIM/en/2068220/

Frantsesez: https://amara.org/eu/videos/dAbMn6tLrAIM/fr/2068222/

Alemanez: https://amara.org/eu/videos/dAbMn6tLrAIM/de/2068865/

Espainieraz: https://amara.org/eu/videos/dAbMn6tLrAIM/es/2068215/

(Zabaldu, arren)