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Disclaimer: I am a layperson who has 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 post, please get in touch.
Note that all episode numbers, and release dates and orders, are subject to change.
[1/2, 6/7]: An Accounting Model of the U.K. Exchequer
An interview with all three of the co-authors of the UK Exchequer paper, Richard Tye, Andy Berkley, and Neil Wilson. Today’s episode focuses on the meta of their experience writing the paper and coming together.
[2/2, 7/7]: An Accounting Model of the U.K. Exchequer
I ask several specific questions to the authors in an attempt to better understand their paper and the U.K. economic system. Yes. Play-Do does indeed play a role. 🙂
Panayotis “Poti” Giannakouros [2/4]: An interactive introduction to MMT (part 1/2)
(This episode has no introduction.)
Not an interview, but a complete, interactive, and unique introduction to Modern Money Theory, as conducted by the very first recipient of a PhD through an MMT lens, which he received at UMKC in 1999. It starts with the concept of state power, then proceeds to imposing and forgiving liabilities, and then the definitions of debt, deficit, and a job guarantee. This is part one of a two-hour conference call between ten people including Poti; me; progressive journalist Walker Bragman; the managing editor of The Young Turks, Jonathan Larsen; and activist Ramona Massachi (my guest on episodes 47 and 48)
This is also part of a larger four part series, in which parts one and four will be an interview with Poti on his personal and economic background, and a follow up on his introductory lesson. A brief highlight from episode 70:
Panayotis “Poti” Giannakouros [3/4]: An interactive introduction to MMT (part 2/2)
(This episode does not yet have an introduction.)
The introduction lesson is closed out and followed by an in-depth question and answer session. A brief highlight: