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Eric Lonergan on Helicopter Drops and How to Improve Monetary Policy

Macro Musings with David Beckworth

Release Date: 04/15/2019

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Eric Lonergan is macro hedge fund manager, and economist, and a writer. He has written for Foreign Affairs, the Financial Times, and has authored the book *Money (The Art of Living)*. More recently, Eric has also co-authored a new book called *Angrynomics*. He joins the show today to talk about how to improve policymakers’ responses to recessions. David and Eric also discuss helicopter drops, dual interest rates, and how governments can make monetary policy more direct.

 

Transcript for the episode: https://www.mercatus.org/bridge/podcasts/04152019/how-respond-recessions

 

Eric’s Twitter: @ericlonners

Eric’s blog: https://www.philosophyofmoney.net/blog/

 

Related Links:

 

*Money: The Art of Living* by Eric Lonergan

https://www.cambridge.org/core/books/money/486535FC2BE6ADB342A82A668584AE71

 

*Fixing the Euro Zone and Reducing Inequality, Without Fleecing the Rich* by Eric Lonergan and Mark Blyth

https://hbr.org/2015/01/fixing-the-euro-zone-and-reducing-inequality-without-fleecing-the-rich

 

David’s blog: macromarketmusings.blogspot.com
David’s Twitter: @DavidBeckworth