Slow Growth, Helicopter Money and Energy

Weak economic growth in Europe and Japan, and a slowing down of the Chinese economy, have inspired conversations about helicopter money and QE for the people. Below are the relevant articles.  The conversation is still too simplistic without a disclosure of the thermodynamic limits of our civilisation. Nate Hagens offers a broader discussion, on his blog called The Oil Drum. Tim Garret offers an even more sobering conclusions with his thermodynamic model of the world economy.

The Global 4C policy advocates Green Quantitative Easing (GQE) for stabilising the climate and protecting the planetary ecosystem. Perhaps not such a radical idea after all !

Wall Street Journal

http://blogs.wsj.com/moneybeat/2016/02/26/next-up-in-the-stimulus-parlor-game-helicopter-money/

World Economic Forum

http://www.weforum.org/agenda/2015/08/what-is-helicopter-money

Jeremy Corbyn in the Telegraph

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/economics/11869701/Jeremy-Corbyns-QE-for-the-people-is-exactly-what-the-world-may-soon-need.html

The Telegraph

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2016/02/25/theres-much-talk-of-helicopter-drops-please-lets-not-go-there/

The Week

http://theweek.com/articles/610021/helicopter-money-global-economy