Welcome from the editors.
Welcome to the New Economy Journal’s second edition of 2020, one of our largest and most diverse offerings since the Journal launched last year.
Within its pages, you’ll find fiery polemics on the radical opportunities which COVID-19 presents progressive forces, thought-provoking ruminations on Modern Monetary Theory and government debt, a fascinating research piece on the opportunities associated with Northern Australia’s carbon economy and musings on the role of art in times of civilization-threatening bushfires and pandemics. There are the usual inclusions of book excerpts and book reviews, and a continuation of a long-running NEJ debate on overpopulation in Australia.
As the Journal is a forum for debate, we hope you’ll disagree with some of the articles in this issue. We believe that through respectful disagreement and engagement, we can sharpen our learning about how to build a new, just and sustainable economy.