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

Is MMT Real? (A Current Affairs Production‪)‬ Current Affairs

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    • 5.0 • 15 Ratings

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

    #5: Nathan Tankus

    #5: Nathan Tankus

    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.

    • 1 hr 46 min
    #4: J.W. Mason

    #4: J.W. Mason

    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.

    • 1 hr 44 min
    #3: Matt Bruenig

    #3: Matt Bruenig

    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

    • 1 hr 59 min
    #2: Pavlina Tcherneva

    #2: Pavlina Tcherneva

    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

    • 1 hr 19 min
    #1: Stephanie Kelton

    #1: Stephanie Kelton

    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

    • 1 hr 36 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
15 Ratings

15 Ratings

BradenStewart ,

Will there ever be more episodes?

This show is very interesting, but I would not recommend it to my friends because I like them and don’t want to subject them to the disappointment of realizing that Pete and Sparky are probably never going to record another episode.

clairebrobinson ,

Great series!

Excellent!!

bleah;aldfk ,

Great series!

Loving the episodes and the framing in general. Keep it up!

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