Videos & Podcasts

Below is a sample of what’s available. We show more under the Resources tab “MMT Applied: Nice Things We Can Have,” but there are even more. Start anywhere and YouTube will suggest additional videos. In particular, two channels offer a number of longer presentations, many by economists on our Leading Practitioners page. Those two are the Modern Money Network and Deficit Owls . Over at Pocket Change Adam Rice began podcasting in May 2018.

#3 Why we can always afford a war
— Patricia Pino (@PatriciaNPino) and Christian Reilly (@christreilly) discuss Government ‘debt’ and explain why politicians never ask “how are you going to pay for it?” when it comes to war. The Pileus MMT Podcast — April 27, 2018 (40:00)

#2 What does it mean to be Monetarily Sovereign and why does it matter?

— Patricia Pino (@PatriciaNPino) and Christian Reilly (@christreilly) discuss how erroneous mainstream economic ideas are confusing us and undermining our understanding of world economic problems. The Pileus MMT Podcast — April 20, 2018 (40:00)

#1 A hypothecated tax for the NHS?

Patricia Pino (@PatriciaNPino) and Christian Reilly (@christreilly) explain why we don’t need a hypothecated tax for the NHS (Nat’l Health Service), and why it’s so damaging to believe that we do. The Pileus MMT Podcast #1 — April 13, 2018 (41:00)

Burn the Debt Clock! with special guest economist Stephanie Kelton Electa Blog • Progressive News and Commentary — April 10, 2018 (1:11:00)

Modern Monetary Theory & Economic Education | with Stephanie Kelton — Part 1 AcTVism Munich • Information that Moves — March 21, 2018 (16:00)

Fadhel Kaboub of the Binzagr Institute – MUST Listen! buzzsprout — Hopping Mad with Will McLeod & Arliss Bunny (@IMHoppingMad)
March 11, 2018 (1:58:29)

Democracy at Work — Left Out: Stephanie Kelton on MMT and debunking budget deficit myths

Kelton debunks budget deficit and government spending myths (deconstructs the linguistic framing), and explains why understanding how our monetary system works is crucial to making the political and economic case for important programs like universal health care, free public higher education, infrastructure investment, cancelling all public and private student debt in the U.S., and the role of and challenges for women in economics.

Democracy at Work, @leftoutpodcast — March 8, 2018 (1:15:41)

TYT Investigates
Bernie’s Economist Explains Why We Can Actually Have Nice Things
Ryan Grim (@RyanGrim) talks with Stephanie Kelton who debunks Obama on national debt, deficit spending and human suffering; explains where the money comes from and how Congress works under current law. — March 2, 2018 (12:59)

The Young Turks — TYT Politics
Nomiki Konst (@NomikiKonst) asks Stephanie Kelton about changing our views on the economy, on the politics of federal debt, deficit; trade and where it becomes a problem… on currency as social construct and the rules of the game. — Feb 21, 2018 (23:48)

But where will we find the money?
Redacted Tonight’s Lee Camp (@LeeCamp) interviews Renegade Inc.’s Claire Connelly (@_claireconnelly) about the myths of money & history that led to the present political crisis and the connections among financial, cultural and social policy. (@RedactedTonight) (@Renegade_Inc) — Feb 9, 2018 (5:23)

But does the deficit really matter?
Here & Now‘s Jeremy Hobson (@jeremyhobson) speaks with economist Stephanie Kelton, who argues the words “debt” and “deficit” have been “weaponized for political ends.” — Feb 9, 2018 (5:23)

MMT is economics for the twenty first century where all money is just a government promise, backed by tax

Neoliberalism: Fantasy Economics — Jan 7, 2018 (6:30)

Nicole Sandler ShowTalking Money with Stephanie Kelton YouTube
Kelton talks about “the system we have,” introducing MMT to people with little or no grounding in economics. @nicolesandler

(From 32:35-1:00:00) Oct. 6. 2017

Majority Report with Sam SederThe Debt Crisis is a Myth & Modern Monetary Theory w/ Stephanie Kelton @SamSeder

Stephanie Kelton explains the Bretton Woods system; why leaving the Gold Standard creates policy flexibility; why Nixon took America off of the Gold Standard; why the Gold Standard way of thinking persists. Also: the nature of money in modern economics; how payment works; what actually causes inflation; why inflation is not the problem right now in global economics. Finally, taxes and how money works in society and the plutocrats who have an interest in perpetuating the debt myth. Sept 26, 2017 (58:11)

The Wall is in Washington – Monetary Neoliberalism –
Stephanie Kelton (@StephanieKelton), Sept 11, 2017 (11:59)

The Basics of Modern Money
A nation’s currency is a wonderful, powerful thing. Learn how countries like the U.S.—which issue their own sovereign currency—can afford to use that currency to serve their citizens. Get inspired about our untapped potential, and learn to be less worried about the so-called “national debt”! — June 1, 2017 (6:29)

What is MODERN MONETARY THEORY? What does MODERN MONETARY THEORY mean? — Feb 15, 2017 (5:51)

Stephanie Kelton – How To Create A Currency From Scratch — Oct 16, 2016 (9:47)

The Government Does Not Need Your Money
@StephanieKelton, @benbernanke, Allen Greenspan, Joseph Stigliz, Michael Hudson, Richard Nixon, @Mauerback. Aug 24, 2016 (2:53)

Can the U.S. ‘Print Money’ to Pay Down the National Debt?
L. Randall Wray discusses the U.S. national debt and inflation with Bloomberg’s Joe Weisenthal on “What’d You Miss?” (Source: Bloomberg) May 12, 2016 (4:00)

Stephanie Kelton – The Angry Birds Approach to Understanding Deficits in the Modern Economy — Nov 1, 2015 (1:18:37)

MMT position on pre-distribution: taxing the rich and preventing excessive income *at the source*. https://www.Randall Wray – Part 2/8 — Sept 14, 2015 (9:21)

Taxes and money – Modern Monetary Theory MMT
The role taxes play in a country that can produce its own sovereign currency — Aug 23, 2015 (9:11)

Steven Hail’s 2014 presentation on modern money and the “budget emergency” is still timely.— Aug 31, 2014 (1:28:18)

Stephanie Kelton on The Zero Hour with Richard “RJ” Eskow talk about how economics textbooks are, since 1971, out of date; myth of the household metaphor. — Aug 1, 2014 (14:45)

Thom Hartmann talks with Dr. Stephanie Kelton, Economist & Chair-Department of Economics University of Missouri-Kansas City / Editor-in-Chief, New Economic Perspectives. — Feb 25, 2013 (8:54)

Chris Hayes and Stephanie Kelton discuss minting a $1 trillion coin to pay the country’s “debt” on Up w/ Chris Hayes — Jan 12, 2013 (5:00)

Stephanie Kelton’s talk at the joint seminar on “Modern Monetary Theory” and “Monetary Circuit Theory” held at the Fields Institute. July 3, 2012 (1:22:48)

Reform the Money captured Jay Ackroyd’s (@JayAckroyd) 2011 talk with Warren Mosler (@wbmosler). Listen here. Brief history of MMT; money as tokens; gold standard thinking and why people don’t understand how money works; what actually happens at the Fed, at the banks and with national debt. April 8, 2011 (59:55)