The failure of quantitative easing and the possibility of debt consolidation.
Three brief notes by Emanuelle on debt, the real economy and debt consolidation and the possible solutions in conditions of limited monetary sovereignty: complementary currency.
Money to the Real Economy
Given that quantitative easing has only partially worked and has in any case widened the gap in economic inequality in Italy, what needs to be done to improve the situation?
From a monetary point of view, more money must be entered into the real economy. Expansionary fiscal measures are needed and a central bank creates money that really increases domestic consumption (therefore an emission free of debt, which does not increase the debt, and does not create inflation, since the productive factors are widely used).
The problem therefore is not the Euro itself, but the blackmail on the debt of the existing monetary system, which is based on debit currency, ie on the issuance of credit, not on the sovereign currency, issued without debt, issued by the State or from its central bank.
Even in Great Britain, even having their own currency and not the euro, they understood the need to change monetary policy thanks to poster money pressure.
The basis of the current international monetary system is based on the debt and interest that both private individuals and the state must pay.
And it is mathematically inextinguishable without the creation of new money which at this point must be issued directly by the state, without adding new debt to the system as a whole.
The central bank that buys, as it does in Japan, or indirectly as it does in Europe, the public debt of its own state, where does it find the money?
Money cannot be found, it is a means of measurement and exchange, it is a convention, and in fact it is created with a click of the computer, in the case of electronic bank-issued money, both by private banks and by the central bank.
Both in Great Britain and in Japan it has been shown that debt consolidation is possible, and thus bring down this blackmail towards states and citizens.
The concept is similar to that expressed during the formation of the new M5S-Lega government, when there was talk of canceling the debt. Well, it has already been done by the British and Japanese central bank.
Simplifying: the state debt bought by central banks must no longer be repaid, relieving public accounts.
In the decades of Italian economic prosperity of the last century and up to 1981, Italy became a world industrial power because it monetized part of the public deficit, controlled the cost of debt, paying less interest, thanks to the purchase of public securities by the Bank Italy.
Recourse to the market was limited, thanks also to the system of public banks that bought government bonds, issuing electronic money like private banks.
If the national central bank issues money directly (thus without increasing public debt) the economy is stimulated as well as reducing the leverage of the whole system as studied by the IMF in 2012. This macro economic model of the IMF is one of the most advanced available and much more accurate than the average.
In Italy and Europe this monetary policy just described is not currently possible, having delegated to a third and independent entity the CB, the power to create money together with private banks. Without leaving the Euro and violating the treaties, without nationalizing the Bank in Italy or claiming that the policy has greater control of the CB, what remains to be done? The answers:
introduce a fiscal currency, a parallel exchange and payment instrument as proposed by Prof. Cathy.
to create one or more public banks for investments that re-launch credit and thus, giving new life to the economic system, industrial development and employment. This point is already included in the M5S program and in the subsequent Government contract with the League. It should be remembered that for example in Germany more than half of the banking system has remained public… a big competitive advantage for them and vice versa a strong penalization for us.
Introduce the local currencies (complementary to the euro and the national fiscal currency) issued directly by the local public bodies (municipalities, regions) that already have the right to issue electronic money by law
The first two points have already been debated, while little or nothing has been studied on the third point, namely the local currency issued directly by a public body for the revitalization of the local economy, a strengthening of identity and local social cohesion and the consequent reduction of the unemployment rate.