Title

What Makes a Bailout Acceptable?

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

6-2009

Abstract

Since March 2008 we have witnessed a flurry of government "bailouts," directed to assist financial institutions. What has made these more or less acceptable to the public is the hope that they are temporary, implemented in a state of emergency, and that they offer market solutions and won't structurally change capitalist relations. However, no temporary stimulus and bailouts can address the systemic instability in financial capitalism identified by Post Keynesians and Institutionalists.

DOI

1O.2753/]EIOO21-3624430204