Ben Bernanke's Missed Opportunity to Bring Helicopter Money's Debate To the Next level

Ben Bernanke has once again publicly endorsed ‘Helicopter Money’ but his input fails at bringing the debate beyond conventional economic orthodoxy.

Europe Before the Crash


Instead of creating new asset bubbles, the European Central Bank should stimulate the real economy by financing investment or make transfers to low-income households.

This article by Fabio de Masi, Stefano Fassina and Oskar Lafontaine was originally published in the German newspaper FAZ on April 4th 2016 and the Italian newspaper Corriere Della Sera on April 11th 2016.

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.