Friday, November 5, 2021

Framing the Economy Around a Banking-Money-Access Nexus

Modern Monetary Theory (MMT) has always bothered me in the caviler way it treats inflation. It recognizes the problem but assumes that it is easily managed. Here I present supporting empirical evidence that inflation is feature of the method used to create fiat money.

To find empirical evidence in a working economy, you first need a working definition of money, a source for creating money, a reason for expecting money to be used in the general economy, and then a theoretical link between money and prices. We will build a framework that will (hopefully) accomplish this.

Our framework will describe a system capable of including a nexus found between banks, money, and incremental access into the general economy. In the interest of brevity, we won't spend much time on definitions, depending instead upon the common knowledge of how all of us conduct business to provide most of terminology and associated relationships.

We try to keep it simple.