Global Institutions for National Productive & Monetary Autonomy

Maynard Keynes' plans for the postwar economic order in the mid-1940s aimed to afford maximal monetary and industrial policy autonomy to all nations through capital controls, regular currency readjustments, and a global liquidity provider that would do for the world what the Federal Reserve System does for the US. The US improvidently rejected the Keynes plans, opting instead for inferior alternatives - a blunder for which we and the world are still paying. These books and papers develop updated, 'digital' renditions of the Keynes plans for the present century and beyond. They also argue that the present is a particularly auspicious time for such plans, as the US is now situated to see their wisdom while still possessed of sufficient global influence as to see them through.

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Columns, OpEds, Occasional Journalism

I'm no Marx or Keynes, but like them I do try to accompany most of my scholarly, policy advocacy, and legislative work with more accessible journalistic companion pieces. Here are some of my regular columns for Forbes, The Hill, FT, and Huffington Post, along with other occasional journalism.

The Green New Deal

The Green New Deal initiative begun in 2018 marked the beginning of a return to ambitious public-private coordination in the cause of rebuilding the American economy along more just, productive, and sustainable lines. Hockett worked with Rep. Ocasio-Cortez and her team from the start on the GND Resolution introduced to Congress in early 2019, then on the initiative's finance plan as well as much follow-up legislation found in the 'Legislation' Module of this site.

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