Is MMT Real? (A Current Affairs Production)

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An exploration of whether MMT is true, new, and useful. "Is MMT Real?" is a production of Current Affairs.

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#5: Nathan Tankus
01:46:35
In the fifth episode of our in-depth MMT series, the boys speak to autodidact macroeconomics guru, Nathan Tankus, editor of the beloved Substack newsletter Notes on the Crises. This episode was edited by Dan Thorn of Pink Noise Studios in Somerville, MA.
Jan 31, 2021
#4: J.W. Mason
01:44:19
In the fourth episode of our in-depth MMT series, Pete and Sparky investigate inflation. To try and puzzle things out, they speak to J. W. Mason, assistant professor of economics at John Jay College, CUNY and specialist in macroeconomics. This episode was edited by Dan Thorn of Pink Noise Studios in Somerville, MA.
Jan 31, 2021
#3: Matt Bruenig
01:59:38
In this third episode of our in-depth MMT series, the boys look for a dissenting view. They find one in People's Policy Project founder Matt Bruenig. This episode was edited by Dan Thorn of Pink Noise Studios in Somerville, MA
Jan 31, 2021
#2: Pavlina Tcherneva
01:19:24
In this second episode of our MMT series, Pete and Sparky gather their initial thoughts and move on to exploring an idea that is closely connected to MMT—the jobs guarantee. To help clarify how a jobs guarantee might work and how it connects to MMT, they speak to economist Pavlina Tcherneva. This episode was edited by Dan Thorn of Pink Noise Studios in Somerville, MA
Jan 31, 2021
#1: Stephanie Kelton
01:36:11
Modern Monetary Theory—three simple words that are tearing apart the left. Pete Davis and Sparky Abraham have spent the last few years feeling curious and confused about this highly contentious theory, which posits that the U.S. government can deficit spend much more than it currently believes it can. (Or maybe it doesn't posit that. We're not sure.) Together, they've decided to launch a new series, in which they will interview people across the spectrum of left economics, ask questions, admit what they don't know, and try and muddle through one of the most complex questions in the world of policy: is MMT real? Episode #1 in this special series is available here for free, and episodes two through six will be released to our Patreon subscribers throughout the week. In the near future, the series will be published on a separate feed, where it will be made available to all in full. This episode was edited by Dan Thorn of Pink Noise Studios in Somerville, MA
Jan 31, 2021