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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.

European Parliament: Once again Mario Draghi is asked about ‘Helicopter Money’

The President of the European Central Bank was in Strasbourg last Monday to address the European Parliament’ plenary assembly. Once again Mario Draghi was asked to give his views on the possibility for helicopter money.

The Guardian: We print money to bail out banks. Why can’t we do it to solve climate change?

In a column on the Guardian, Matthias kroll (World Future Council) argues creating new money might be the only way to meet the financial challenge of solving climate change.

La Tribune: Will the ECB dare use its helicopter?

In the French newspaper La Tribune, journalist Romaric Godin explains the pros and cons of doing quantitative easing for the People.

Giving Money to People is The Only Way, Says French Bank's Chief Economist

A research briefing published by French bank Natixis details why Quantitative Easing does not work in the eurozone, and argues for distributing money directly to people instead.