Macroeconomics has never been so ... delish! Macro and Cheese explores the progressive movement through the lens of Modern Monetary Theory, with hot and irreverent political takes, spotlights in activism, and the razor sharp musings of Real Progressives Founder and host Steve Grumbine. The cheese will flow as experts come in for a full, four course deep dive into the hot queso.
Comfort Food for Thought!
Participatory Economics with Michael Albert
Michael Albert talks to Steve about participatory economics (parecon), his book, “No Bosses” and his vision for a post-capitalist society with self-management, diversity, equity, solidarity, and sustainability.
Mapping the Future of Humanity with Parag Khanna
Parag Khanna, global strategy advisor & author, talks about climate crises, supply chain disruption, uneven development, and migration.
MMT Europe with Dirk Ehnts
Berlin economist Dirk Ehnts talks to Steve Grumbine about Modern Monetary Theory and European Macroeconomics, which coincidentally is the title of his book. If you’re interested in the political & economic relationship between the EU and its member states, and the similarities to that of the states of the US, you’ll want to listen to this episode. Check out the transcript & Extras at realprogressives.org/macro-n-cheese-podcast
The Fall of Evergrande with Robert Hockett
Is Evergrande too big to fail? Robert Hockett talks to Steve about the past, present, and possible future of China’s strategy for economic development.
The Battle for America's Schools with Rana Odeh
Rana Odeh is Fadhel Kaboub’s wife, but that’s far from the most interesting thing about her. Rana is running for a seat on the school board in Granville, OH.
Whither the Next Rebellion with Jamie Skillen
In a nation that prizes private ownership and individualism, isn’t it ironic that the federal government owns 28% of the surface land? The battle over public land has become a flashpoint for conservatives. How did we get to that point? James R Skillen, author of “This Land is My Land: Rebellion in the West,” takes us through the complicated history of this issue.