1 hr 13 min

The Global Order of Money: How exactly does it make the world go ‘round‪?‬ Unf*cking The Republic

    • Politics

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. 

Chapters

00:00:18 Intro

00:05:51 Segment 1

00:13:51 Skit

00:17:53 Segment 2

00:53:33 Show Notes

00:55:18 Book Love

00:56:45 Emails + Shoutouts

01:11:21 Outro

Resources

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

Book Love

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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Unf*cking the Republic is produced by 99 and engineered by Manny Faces Media (mannyfacesmedia.com). Original music is by Tom McGovern (tommcgovern.com). The show is written and hosted by Central Banks and distributed by Lobbyists.

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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. 

Chapters

00:00:18 Intro

00:05:51 Segment 1

00:13:51 Skit

00:17:53 Segment 2

00:53:33 Show Notes

00:55:18 Book Love

00:56:45 Emails + Shoutouts

01:11:21 Outro

Resources

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

Book Love

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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If you like #UNFTR, please leave us a rating and review on Apple Podcasts: unftr.com/rate and follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram at @UNFTRpod. Visit us online at unftr.com.

Buy yourself some Unf*cking Coffee at shop.unftr.com.

Subscribe to Unf*cking The Republic on Substack at unftr.substack.com to get the essays these episode are framed around sent to your inbox every week.

Check out the UNFTR Pod Love playlist on Spotify: spoti.fi/3yzIlUP.

Visit our bookshop.org page at bookshop.org/shop/UNFTRpod to find the full UNFTR book list.

Access the UNFTR Musicless feed by following the instructions at unftr.com/accessibility.

Unf*cking the Republic is produced by 99 and engineered by Manny Faces Media (mannyfacesmedia.com). Original music is by Tom McGovern (tommcgovern.com). The show is written and hosted by Central Banks and distributed by Lobbyists.

Podcast art description: Image of the US Constitution ripped in the middle revealing white text on a blue background that says, ‘Unf*cking the Republic.’
See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

1 hr 13 min