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Conference “Lessons from the Crisis: Money, Taxes and Saving in a Changing World”

The Euro-zone crisis rumbles on, but the austerity measures favoured thus far have been unable to revitalise economies while the looming threats of resource peak and climate change are ignored.  A new approach is clearly needed at national and European levels.

Lessons from the Crisis will showcase an alternative set of economic policies that aims to recover economic control, staunch the loss of jobs and emigration and create a secure future for young and old in Ireland.

Smart Taxes and Tasc collaborate to bring together international and national speakers from the cutting edge of progressive and sustainable economic fields.  In particular, three leading US based exponents of the Modern Monetary Theory school that is the subject of much excited debate amongst leading economists, will share their transformational perspective.

FREE Admittance and Lunch : To Book Email  contact@tascnet.ie

Programme – Lessons from the Crisis: Money, Taxes and Saving in a Changing World

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TASC and Smart Taxes

May 9th, 9.30 am – 4 pm, Croke Park Conference Centre

9.00 am Registration, tea/coffee

09.30 am Dr Nat O’Connor, TASC
Opening remarks: the day in context

New Money Theories

Chair: Paul Sweeney, Chair, TASC Economists’ Network

09.35 am Richard Douthwaite, Feasta
The Money and Energy Relationship
09.55 am Marshal Auerback, Roosevelt Institute
Ireland and the EMU: Bailout or ransom demand?
10.15 am Dr Stephanie Kelton, University of Missouri – Kansas City
A Fix for the Euro Bug: Modern Money Theory, Sovereignty and Fiscal policy

10.35 am Discussion

11.15 am Coffee

Risk and security: Towards a new pension model

Chair: Prof Gerry Hughes, TCD Pension Policy Research Group

11.25 am Prof Randall Wray, University of Missouri – Kansas City
Real Future Security: Modern Money Theory and Deficits, Pensions, Bonds
11.45 am David Korowicz, FEASTA
Risk and Resiliance of Irish Pension Investment

12.05 pm Sinéad Pentony, TASC
Removing Risk from Irish Pensions: Towards a New Pensions Model

12.25 pm Discussion

13.00 Lunch

New Fiscal Frameworks

Chair: TBC

14.00 Tom McDonnell, TASC
Making the numbers work: A new fiscal framework for Ireland
14.20 Michael Taft, Unite
A new deal for Ireland: Jobs & a new fiscal framework
14.40 Prof Randall Wray
A Jobs-Based Monetary Policy for the Eurozone
15.00 Discussion

15.40 Dr Nat O’Connor, TASC
Summing up
Next Steps for TASC
15.55 Emer O’Siochru
Next Steps for Smart Taxes

16.00 End

 

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