MMT conference in Italy with 2,000 attending

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  1. Adam (ak) says:

    The Enda Game.

    “Ireland will be the first country in the eurozone to give a democratic verdict on the German-backed rules for the single currency after Dublin announced it would hold a referendum on the treaty.”

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/2012/feb/28/irish-referendum-eurozone-fiscal-compact

    There is a significant chance that one of the minority anti-EU parties can start using arguments based on MMT/Functional Finance to argue against approving additional and persistent austerity measures contained in the “fiscal compact” and surrendering another piece of Irish sovereignty. This referendum may also offer means to reject the “pain for no gain” policy already implemented in Ireland.

    There may be a tremendous opportunity to inject Functional Finance to mainstream debate in English-speaking media.

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    Gary Reply:

    @Adam (ak),

    “With Greek bondholders agreeing to take heavy losses as part of its latest bailout, speculation has been mounting over whether Portugal or Ireland could also restructure their debts.”
    Just what Warren said.

    What ever happened to Greek referendum?

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    Gary Reply:

    Here Irish prime minister says that private sector involvement in debt reduction is unique to Greece

    http://www.reuters.com/video/2012/01/12/irish-pm-psi-unique-to-greece?videoId=228461797

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    WARREN MOSLER Reply:

    that and $20 will get you a cup of coffee, if you’re quick…

    Gary Reply:

    @WARREN MOSLER,

    still, I think this means that they (politicians, bankers) must have agreed that Greece will be the exception. So they will probably try to enforce the agreement.

    WARREN MOSLER Reply:

    back in the old days some senator would take a stab at it?
    ;)

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  2. steve m says:

    yes nice work, would be interesting to know if any notable persons of significant political power attended, and their thoughts. \

    and yes video pr podcast please

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  3. John Carney says:

    Wow. Congrats.

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    WARREN MOSLER Reply:

    thanks!

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    Paolo Barnard Reply:

    @WARREN MOSLER, Warren, you were invited with all the other MMTers. You declined. Why? Paolo

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    WARREN MOSLER Reply:

    First, congrats on a job well done!

    Second, let’s discuss in private.

  4. Abram Larson says:

    Do you think any video or slides will be made available?

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    RyanVMarkov Reply:

    Forza MMT Italia!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XP60tpwu5cs

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    Abram Larson Reply:

    @RyanVMarkov, Tease!

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    Paolo Barnard Reply:

    @Abram Larson, Lots of videos on Youtube, digit Summit MMT Rimini. All the acts will be published on http://www.democraziammt.info, but not soon. Paolo Barnard, the organizer.

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