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Radar TV is a consumer awareness programme, with Antoinette Hertsenberg in the role of Ralph Nader. Hertsenberg is annoyed that banks rule supreme again. Banks caused the 2007+ economic crisis and should have been tackled, cut up into pieces and put under surveillance. None of this happened, and we are heading for the next crisis. …

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There is a useful interview with Bill Mitchell of December 2014 on Modern Monetary Theory (MMT) and unemployment. My only comment on this interview is that one should be aware that Mitchell gets wrong information from Holland, see this discussion. Thinking about money I wondered about Bernard Lietaer. He has an impressive CV, so I …

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This is a remarkable exchange of articles: Peter Bofinger in VoxEu on “German wage moderation and the EZ Crisis“, 2015-11-30 Servaas Storm (TU Delft, economics of productivity) with a critical review of this, 2016-01-08 Bofinger’s response – “Friendly Fire“, 2016-01-20 Servaas Storm’s reponse again, 2016-01-20 Heiner Flassbeck and Costas Lapavitsas who take issue with Storm …

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When a petition (“civil initiative“) in Holland achieves 40,000 signatures then it is mandatory for Dutch Parliament to pay attention to it, and formulate an answer. The right to petition is old. The right to petition is in the Magna Carta of 1215. In Holland, the petition in 1566 by the nobles to Margaret of Parma …

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