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The MMT Podcast offers economic analysis on current issues from a Modern Monetary Theory perspective. Aimed at anyone who has ever felt lost in the jargon used by mainstream economics commentators. We believe economics is for everyone. You can help sustain this podcast via Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/MMTpodcast
 
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Welcome to Activist #MMT candidate interview number four, hosted by Ramona Massachi (Twitter/@RamonaMassachi) and co-hosted by me. Today, we talk with Stephanie Gallardo, who is running to represent Washington state's ninth Congressional district. (Here's a list of all MMT candidate interviews.) Stephanie's a former high school history teacher and …
 
A panel discussion with Warren Mosler (MMT founder), Achim Truger (German Council of Economic Advisers), Philippa Sigl-Glöckner (Dezernat Zukunft) and Paul Sheard (Harvard Kennedy School) from the 2nd International European Modern Monetary Theory Conference. Recorded September 14, 2021. Please help sustain this podcast! Patrons get early access to …
 
Welcome to episode 99 of Activist #MMT. Today's part two of my two-part conversation with fourth-year MMT activist Bill Brennan. In 2017, Bill ran for the Democratic nomination for New Jersey governor. In 2016, Bill filed a citizen's complaint against then-Republican governor Chris Christie. We talk about both of those things in part one. Today, Bi…
 
Welcome to episode 98 of Activist #MMT. Today I talk with fourth-year MMT activist Bill Brennan (Twitter/@BillBrennansays). In 2017, Bill ran for the Democratic nomination for New Jersey governor. In 2016, he filed a citizen's complaint against then-Republican governor Chris Christie for his role in the the Bridgegate scandal. Bill obtained damning…
 
Welcome to episode 97 of Activist #MMT. Today’s part two of my two-part conversation with Ramona Massachi. Last week in part one, we discussed our new interview series with MMT candidates. As I read these words, we’ve already scheduled seven. Today, in part two, we talk about various concepts we’ve learned in the past year, all centering around the…
 
Christian talks with author, financial consultant, and writer for bondeconomics.com Brian Romanchuck about recent monetary policy news and his recent book, Modern Monetary Theory & The Recovery. Please help sustain this podcast! Patrons get early access to all episodes and patron-only episodes: https://www.patreon.com/MMTpodcast For an intro to MMT…
 
Welcome to Activist #MMT candidate interview number three, hosted by Ramona Massachi and co-hosted by me. Today, we talk with Neal Walia, who is running to represent Colorado’s first Congressional district. In his very first quarter as a candidate, in his first time running for office, Neal raised $100,000. It’s both extraordinary, and not nearly e…
 
Welcome to episode 96 of Activist #MMT. Today I talk with Ramona Massachi, a year after our first conversation in episodes 47 and 48. Early last year, we worked together to introduce dozens of federal candidates to MMT, by coordinating and scheduling them with private sessions with PhD economists. Now, for November 2022, we are overwhelmed with can…
 
This snippet comes from around the eight-minute, forty-second mark in episode 109 of MMT Podcast with Fadhel Kaboub, called Unravelling Financial Media & Strategies For The Global South This snippet is included in the explanation for a question in the online course called "Historical context for real-world economics", which is based on a series of …
 
Patricia and Christian take a look at the UK chancellor’s recent budget through the MMT lens with MMT scholar and author Dr Phil Armstrong. Please help sustain this podcast! Patrons get early access to all episodes and patron-only episodes: https://www.patreon.com/MMTpodcast For an intro to MMT: Listen to our first three episodes: https://www.patre…
 
Today is MMT candidate interview number two, with Imani Oakley in New Jersey’s tenth Congressional district, which is right across from Manhattan. No surprise, she’s running against an incumbent Democratic representative who spends most of his time away from the district, is weak on gay rights, and is lavished with big donations from industries tha…
 
Welcome to episode 95 of Activist #MMT. Today I talk with progressive video journalist and stand-up comedian, Graham Elwood, about the debt ceiling, #MintTheCoin, and the myth that "printing money causes inflation". Graham and I first spoke in June 2018, when I introduced him to MMT [parts one and two], only four months after discovering it myself.…
 
Patricia & Christian talk with Argentinian economist and author of “Modern Monetary Theory And The Employer Of Last Resort” Agustin Mario about Argentina’s economic history, and its employer of last resort program - Plan Jefes y Jefas de Hogar Desocupados (Program for Unemployed Male and Female Heads of Households). Please help sustain this podcast…
 
Welcome to the first Activist #MMT candidate interview, hosted by Ramona Massachi, and co-hosted by me, Jeff Epstein. Today we talk with candidate Jason Call who is running in Washington state’s second congressional district, against a twenty-year incumbent that Jason calls "arguably the most corporate-conservative Democrat in the Washington state …
 
Welcome to episode 94 of Activist #MMT. Today’s part two of my two-part conversation with Esha Krishnaswamy, as a guest on her own show, late night with Lenin. Esha has me cold read two pieces by Lenin, written more than 100 years ago, and she describes why they remain important and relevant. (Here's a link to part one.) Esha is the host of the pod…
 
Patricia & Christian talk about recent media coverage of economic policy and answer listener questions on interest rates, trade, monetary policy and more. Please help sustain this podcast! Patrons get early access to all episodes and patron-only episodes: https://www.patreon.com/MMTpodcast For an intro to MMT: Listen to our first three episodes: ht…
 
Welcome to episode 93 of Activist #MMT. Today I talk with Esha Krishnaswamy as a guest on her own show, Late Night with Lenin. Esha has me cold read two pieces written by Lenin more than 100 years ago, and describes why they remain important and relevant. (Here's a link to part two.) Esha is the host of the podcast Historic-ly, which is realistic h…
 
Christian talks to financial consultant Brian Romanchuk and economist Dirk Ehnts about a recent working paper published by Banque De France entitled “The Meaning of MMT”. Please help sustain this podcast! Patrons get early access to all episodes and patron-only episodes: https://www.patreon.com/MMTpodcast For an intro to MMT: Listen to our first th…
 
Welcome to episode 92 of Activist #MMT. Today's part two of my two-part conversation with Fadhel Kaboub about his personal story. Fadhel is an economics professor at Denison University in Granville, Ohio, and the president of the Global Institute for Sustainable Prosperity, an interdisciplinary public policy think tank. The focus of his academic wo…
 
MMT founder Warren Mosler talks with Dirk Ehnts and Patricia Pino - and answers audience questions at the opening event of the 2nd International European Modern Monetary Theory Conference 2021. Please help sustain this podcast! Patrons get early access to all episodes and patron-only episodes: https://www.patreon.com/MMTpodcast For an intro to MMT:…
 
Patricia and Christian talk with MMT scholar and author Dr Phil Armstrong about the MMT Job Guarantee and the upcoming online Global Forum on Democratizing Work. Please help sustain this podcast! Patrons get early access to all episodes and patron-only episodes: https://www.patreon.com/MMTpodcast For an intro to MMT: Listen to our first three episo…
 
Christian talks with Dr Tim Rideout of the SNP Policy Development Committee and the Scottish Currency Group about the design of the Scottish Reserve Bank and more. Please help sustain this podcast! Patrons get early access to all episodes and patron-only episodes: https://www.patreon.com/MMTpodcast For an intro to MMT: Listen to our first three epi…
 
Welcome to episode 91 of Activist #MMT. Today I talk with Fadhel Kaboub about his personal story: his childhood in Saudi Arabia and Tunisia, being a parent, his love of music, and how music has become part of his parenting. Fadhel is an economics professor at Denison University in Granville, Ohio, and the president of the Global Institute for Susta…
 
Welcome to episode 90 of Activist #MMT. Today's part two of my two-part conversation with author, researcher, and entrepreneur, Brian Hanley, about his paper, The False Premises and Promises of Bitcoin. The paper, published in 2013 and last updated in 2018, is essentially a summary of Bitcoin and cryptocurrency through an MMT lens. (Here's a link t…
 
Welcome to episode 89 of Activist #MMT. Today I talk with author, researcher, and entrepreneur, Brian Hanley, about his paper, The False Premises and Promises of Bitcoin. The paper, published in 2013 and last updated in 2018, is essentially a summary of Bitcoin and cryptocurrency through an MMT lens. (Here’s a link to part one with Brian.) I’ve alw…
 
In anticipation of his keynote presentation at September’s International European MMT conference, Patricia & Christian talk to MMT founder Warren Mosler about MMT fundamentals, inflation, interest rates, Europe, environmental policy, and much more. Please help sustain this podcast! Patrons get early access to all episodes and patron-only episodes: …
 
Welcome to episode 88 of Activist #MMT. Today’s part two of my two-part conversation with all three co-authors of the 2020 paper, An Accounting Model of the U.K. Exchequer, which is published by The Gower Initiative for Modern Money Studies, or GIMMS. The three authors are Richard Tye, Andy Berkeley, and Neil Wilson. Today’s episode is part two of …
 
In anticipation of the 2nd International European MMT conference, Patricia & Christian talk to economist and author Dr Dirk Ehnts about Berlin’s housing referendum, automation, production bottlenecks, pensions, demand management, inflation, interest rates, and achieving a sustainable future. Please help sustain this podcast! Patrons get early acces…
 
Welcome to episode 87 of Activist #MMT. Today I talk with all three co-authors of the 2020 paper, An Accounting Model of the U.K. Exchequer, which is published by The Gower Initiative for Modern Money Studies, or GIMMS. The three authors are Richard Tye, Andy Berkeley, and Neil Wilson. (Here’s a link to part 2. A link to all seven parts can be foun…
 
In anticipation of her upcoming keynote speech at the 2nd International European MMT conference, Patricia & Christian talk to Professor Zdravka Todorova about her work, which brings together post-Keynesian, institutionalist and feminist economics. Please help sustain this podcast! Patrons get early access to all episodes and patron-only episodes: h…
 
In anticipation of his upcoming keynote speech at the 2nd International European MMT conference, Patricia & Christian talk to primary MMT academic Professor L. Randall Wray about MMT in the current context, and apply its insights to Europe. Please help sustain this podcast! Patrons get early access to all episodes and patron-only episodes: https://…
 
Patricia & Christian talk to economist and President of The Global Institute for Sustainable Prosperity Professor Fadhel Kaboub about skewed media perceptions of inflation and quantitative easing, and strategies for developing nations to build economic power. Please help sustain this podcast! Patrons get early access to all episodes and patron-only…
 
Christian talks to Gabrielle Bond and Steven Hail of the Sustainable Prosperity Action Group about their outreach work and their upcoming “Rethinking Capitalism” seminar in Melbourne. Please help sustain this podcast! Patrons get early access to all episodes and patron-only episodes: https://www.patreon.com/MMTpodcast For an intro to MMT: Listen to…
 
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