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Swiss Trade Association Says Central Bank Should Distribute 1,000 Francs to All Citizens

Prominent Swiss Trade Association "Handel Schweiz" calls upon the Swiss national Bank to distribute 1,000 francs to all citizens in order to boost domestic demand.

Il Fatto Quotidiano: “Invece che comprare bond dia i soldi direttamente ai cittadini o finanzi investimenti pubblici”

The movement "Quantitative easing for people" with support from 65 lecturers and 21 associations, is claiming that the ECB's interventions supports financial institutions and the wealthy classes by increasing inequalities. Better then write a check to every European: 175 EUR for everyone?

One Year Later: Seven Ways QE Has Not Worked in the Eurozone

Today marks the one-year anniversary of the ECB’s Quantitative Easing programme. Having pumped over €720 billion of central bank money into financial markets, in an attempt to boost Eurozone inflation, it is worth assessing whether QE is having its desired effect.

The ECB increases QE, but Leaves Door Open for Helicopter Money

Following a series of new measures to boost inflation in the Eurozone, the president of the European Central Bank said helicopter money – a form of QE for People – had not been studied by the ECB so far, but finds the concept is ‘very interesting’.

Momentum grows for QE for People – Will the ECB take notice?

As the European Central Bank is set to decide on boosting its quantitative easing (QE) programme or deciding on new measures, the QE for People campaign coalition calls on the ECB to carry out a comprehensive assessment of the potential impact of more direct monetary policies for the eurozone economy.

Alternatives Économiques: Can Mario Draghi Save Europe?

In its March edition, the French Monthly magazine 'Alternatives Économiques' (Economic Alternatives) dedicates a special feature to the ECB's monetary policy, and makes the case for a Quantitative Easing for People.

Highlights: QE for People Conference at the European Parliament

On February 17th 2016, three Members of the European Parliament hosted a conference in the Parliament to initiate the debate about alternatives to quantitative easing - know as QE for People. The conclusion of the event was that QE for People was both possible and necessary in the eurozone.

Le Monde: Money for People

The French newspaper 'Le Monde' published an article about QE for People after our conference at the European Parliament last week.

Is Quantitative easing for People the worst idea ever? Hardly more than normal QE.

In a recent article, Ted Waller has suggested that ‘QE for People’ is the worst idea ever. In putting forward the opposing case, I present the misgivings in Waller’s analysis and show that QE for the People is an idea well worth pursuing. Instead, I suggest that there are worse ideas out there, like treating the cause of the last financial crisis (private debt) as the only possible solution.

Conference – QE for People: A rescue plan for the Eurozone?

The QE for People Campaign Coalition are pleased to invite you to this high level event hosted in the European Parliament to discuss alternatives to the current Quantitative Easing programme in the Eurozone.