The Monetary Policy Endgame

Published on
September 18th, 2019
Duration
24 minutes


The Monetary Policy Endgame

The Expert View ·
Featuring Simon White

Published on: September 18th, 2019 • Duration: 24 minutes

Simon White, co-founder of Variant Perception, explains his view that as interest rates approach the zero bound, conventional monetary policy tools do not achieve their intended goals, but instead create deflationary pressures. He argues that in a negative-rate world, the private sector increases savings rates to combat their lack of income - causing an even bigger deflationary push. White believes that conventional monetary policy is nearing its limits, and MMT will unleash a flurry of inflation as politicians take control of policy. Filmed on September 13, 2019 in London. Variant Perception's whitepaper on MMT can be accessed at this link: https://rvtv.io/2kEGXzQ