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Richard Murphy

Tuesday, July 4th, 2006

Richard Murphy (63) is a chartered accountant and a political economist. He is Professor of Accounting at Sheffield University Management School, director of Tax Research
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The Counterbalance: How finance drives monopoly

Tuesday, November 23rd, 2021

As has been my habit since it began publishing, I republish here the least edition of The Counterbalance, which is published by The Balanced Economy
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The New Economics Foundation talks fiscal rules within the context of MMT - even if they aren't saying so - and the result is really good

Tuesday, October 26th, 2021

The New Economics Foundation has issued a new report today: The title really undersells this. I rarely unambiguously say something needs reading: I do say that
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Fighting for competition

Friday, October 1st, 2021

I post this from my friends and colleagues at The Counterbalance, with their permission: Taking on vested interests in Greece Anti-monopoly regulators can be powerful,
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The opponents of MMT really have got to do better than the Banque de France do if they are to counter its arguments

Thursday, September 30th, 2021

The Banque de France has issued a working paper on modern monetary theory (MMT). In the introduction to it they say: In the last few
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Tax and modern monetary theory

Monday, September 13th, 2021

I noted yesterday the criticisms that can entirely appropriately be made of those who suggest modern monetary theory (MMT) is dangerous, and even wrong because
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If the critics of modern monetary theory want to be taken seriously they have to get their facts right

Sunday, September 12th, 2021

I was sent a link to an article by Michael U. Krause, Thomas A. Lubik and Karl Rhodes for the US Richmond Federal Reserve Bank which
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People don’t vote for ideas so the challenge for the left is to explain how its ideas can turn into practical programmes for a better world

Sunday, August 8th, 2021

There are people I know who have no interest in politics, or so they say. They certainly evidence almost no knowledge of current political debate,
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The increase in wealth inequality during Covid is not an accident: it is a design fault that needs to be corrected

Monday, July 12th, 2021

The Resolution Foundation has published a report this morning in the massive increase in wealth that the wealthiest in the UK have enjoyed during the
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