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Bernie Sanders' Chief Economist Stephanie Kelton: Rethinking Fiscal Policy to need, not balanced budgets (video)

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'Why are governments finding it difficult to fund the services that are competing for the 'public dollar'? Stephanie Kelton argues that the reason is a flawed assumption about money. Instead of running fiscal policy based on an assumed level of income (from taxes), she proposes that the policy should be determined by what the body politic can agree is needed and then fund as much as the economy can produce.'

- John Lounsbury

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Scott Baker is a Managing Editor & The Economics Editor at Opednews, and a blogger for Huffington Post, Daily Kos, and Global Economic Intersection.

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