Infotech “Monetary policy is widening the gap between the well-to-do and the lower classes”

“Monetary policy is widening the gap between the well-to-do and the lower classes”

This Tuesday, September 14, on the stage of the Ground Control space in Paris, entrepreneurs, artists, researchers, scientists and journalists will come to talk about the world of tomorrow during the sixth edition of the Maddy Keynote (or “M / KN”). All exchanges will of course be visible online. On the menu, a few stars (the doctor and director Thomas Lilti, the Paralympic swimmer Théo Curin, the explorer Jean-Louis Etienne, the actor Ocean …) and various debates or interventions: carbon neutrality, the challenges of tech, the future of work, increased man… and helicopter money, a concept defended by economist Jézabel Couppey-Soubeyran. We spoke with her about this subject which could revolutionize the economy.

It is a technical debate which has occupied economists a lot in recent years but which could have practical consequences for all citizens: the direct, free and unrequited distribution of money to all the inhabitants of a country by central banks. . A mechanism intended to fight against deflation or almost zero inflation which has worried central banks for a long time. This idea has been dubbed “helicopter currency”. You are one of the economists – unorthodox – who defend it. We have also had the impression since the Covid-19 crisis that this helicopter currency was becoming a reality: when the Trump administration chose to send checks to millions of Americans for

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