We’ve hit on some big economic themes from capitalism and socialism to deregulation, privatization and Modern Monetary Theory. And we’re typically focused on results and outcomes of policies related to these theories. Today we’re taking a step back to examine the nature of capital and examining the nature of currency, trade and debt. Money is great, but who prints it? Who decides how much to print and what it’s worth? Who creates the rules of engagement for international trade? Big picture stuff only today, Unf*ckers but we do raise some even bigger questions at the end of the show. With that, let’s unf*ck The Global Order of Money.
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00:53:33 Show Notes
00:55:18 Book Love
00:56:45 Emails + Shoutouts
International Monetary Fund: Where the IMF Gets Its Money
The Guardian: Working at the World Bank, I can see how it is failing humanity on the climate crisis
Reuters: U.S. committed to WTO and wants it to succeed, trade rep Tai says
The War That Ended Peace: The Road to 1914, by Margaret MacMillan
The World for Sale: Money, Power, and the Traders Who Barter the Earth's Resources, by Javier Blas and Jack Farchy
Zombie Capitalism: Global Crisis and the Relevance of Marx, by Chris Harman
Writings of Eugene V Debs: A Collection of Essays by America's Most Famous Socialist by
The Dawn of Everything: A New History of Humanity by David Graeber and David Wengrow
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