FAQ

Is the conference sold out?

Yes. We regret that there are no more tickets available. You can add your name to the waiting list by sending an email to sustainable.prosperity.2020@gmail.com with the subject line “Waiting list” and your contact details including your full name, email address and phone number.

Will the sessions be recorded?

Yes – but the recordings will not be available straight away as they will need to be edited before being uploaded to YouTube. We anticipate this will take a few days. Please check back here during and/or after the conference for links or follow the MMT Facebook page for updates.

Many of our speakers will be appearing as guests on David Olney’s podcast series Blind Insights. David is a prolific broadcaster and commentator and has lectured at The University of Adelaide since 2002 at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. David has convened courses ranging from applied thinking to strategic culture, as well as providing applied thinking training to government, defence, and private organisations. 

Where can I find the event information guide?

If you have booked a ticket, you should have received an email with the event information guide. You can also access the guide online.

What is MMT?

The following is a short excerpt from Steven Hail’s article in The Conversation Explainer: what is modern monetary theory?

MMT or Modern Monetary Theory is an approach to economic management developed since the 1990s by Professor Bill Mitchell, alongside American academics like Professor Randall Wray, Stephanie Kelton, and investment bankers and fund managers like Warren Mosler. It builds on the ideas of a previous generation of economists, such as Hyman Minsky, Wynne Godley and Abba Lerner, whose interpretation of the work of the famous economist J.M.Keynes was very different from that which became dominant by the 1980s.

There are three core statements at the heart of modern monetary theory.

1) Monetary sovereign governments face no purely financial budget constraints. 2) All economies, and all governments, face real and ecological limits relating to what can be produced and consumed. 3) The government’s financial deficit is everybody else’s financial surplus.

I would like to support the conference with a donation

Thank you! This conference is brought to you by a small group of people who have given up their free time and their own cash to make this happen. If you have the means to help us make up our shortfall, your donation would be gratefully accepted.

Please look for the donations box with the red heart in the conference foyer, or donate online here