Keynes after 75 Years: Rethinking Money as a Public Monopoly
AbstractIn this paper I first provide an overview of alternative approaches to money, contrasting the orthodox approach, in which money is neutral, at least in the long run; and the Marx-Veblen-Keynes approach, or the monetary theory of production. I then focus in more detail on two main categories: the orthodox approach that views money as an efficiency-enhancing innovation of markets, and the Chartalist approach that defines money as a creature of the state. As the state's "creature," money should be seen as a public monopoly. I then move on to the implications of viewing money as a public monopoly and link that view back to Keynes, arguing that extending Keynes along these lines would bring his theory up to date.
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Money; Public Monopoly; Monetary Theory of Production; Keynes; Marx; Veblen; Knapp; Chartalism;
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This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-ALL-2011-03-26 (All new papers)
- NEP-HIS-2011-03-26 (Business, Economic & Financial History)
- NEP-HPE-2011-03-26 (History & Philosophy of Economics)
- NEP-MON-2011-03-26 (Monetary Economics)
- NEP-PKE-2011-03-26 (Post Keynesian Economics)
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- Davidson, Paul, 1972. "Money and the Real World," Economic Journal, Royal Economic Society, vol. 82(325), pages 101-15, March.
- L. Randall Wray, 1998.
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