Resources to learn Modern Money Theory, or MMT (by Activist #MMT, the podcast)

What is MMT? Modern Money Theory, or MMT, is an accurate map of the economy, as it already is. Using an accurate map makes it clear where things are and what to expect along the way. Where to go and how to get there, however, is up to you.

This post contains links to hundreds of academic works to learn more about MMT – primarily from those who developed it over the past quarter century. It also contains layperson tutorials, addresses common concerns and misconceptions, and lists of many reliable people, organizations, websites, and podcasts to follow in order to ask questions and learn more.

These resources were created by Activist #MMT, the podcast (Twitter, Facebook, web, please consider becoming a monthly patron). A new resource page was last added or deleted on November 13, 2021.

Disclaimer: I have studied MMT since February of 2018. I’m not an economist or academic and I don’t speak for the MMT project. The information in this post is my best understanding but I don’t assert it to be perfectly accurate. In order to ensure accuracy, you should rely on the expert sources linked throughout. If you have feedback to improve this content, please get in touch.

First things to read, watch, and listen to, for a basic introduction to MMT (all geared to the layperson)

The basics

Major concepts (other)

Inflation

Federal taxes

The national debt

The MMT-designed job guarantee and full employment

Common concerns, criticisms, and misconceptions

Other (economic-ish)

Other economic schools of thought (and non-economics)

Meta


The top photo is the full abstract from Stephanie Kelton’s 1998 paper, Can Taxes and Bond Sales Finance Government Spending?.