The Grim Fairy Tale Of Modern Monetary Theory (MMT): Rumpelstiltskin And The Federal Reserve (Spinning Gold From Hair Will Be Needed With Low Money Velocity)

Politicians and economists love to fantasize about unlimited government spending without restraint. The argument is that the US is so creditworthy that they will never default on their debt (just like the RMS Titanic was supposed to be unsinkable … until it sank on April 15, 1912 killing more than 1,500 people after striking an iceberg.

The US economy is already at a Q2 MZM money velocity BELOW 1 (actually 0.955) and public debt to GDP of 136%.

This becomes even more relevant since Vice President Biden is proposing $11 trillion in new Federal spending (Harris wants $40 trillion in new spending). Both of these plans will require massive tax increases).

Of course, the US national debt is already large than the total economy.

And then we have the Green New Deal (or Biden’s Climate “Plan”). The American Action Forum, estimated that the plan could cost between $51–$93 trillion over the next decade. They estimate its potential cost at $600,000 per household. It is unclear whether Biden/Harris are low-balling their true Green spending intentions or not. But needless to say, the Biden/Harris spending fantasies assume that there is no iceberg ahead, but plenty of budget deficits and more debt.

Maybe The Federal Reserve can take a lesson from Rumpelstiltskin and spin gold from hair, a truly renewable resource.

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