Videos & Podcasts

Search YouTube for additional videos. In particular, two channels offer a number of longer presentations, many by economists. Visit the Modern Money Network YouTube channel and the Deficit Owls YouTube channel.

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, and more.

We also explore some current economic issues, including how we might be able to cancel all public and private student debt in the U.S. (The Macroeconomic Effects of Student Debt Cancellation), and lastly the role and challenges of women in economics.

Democracy at Work, Producers Michael Palmieri, Dante Dallavalle, and Paul Sliker create in-depth conversations with the most interesting political thinkers, heterodox economists and organizers on the Left. @leftoutpodcast March 8, 2018 (1:51:41)

Stephanie Kelton on budget deficits and student debt
Financial Times Alphachat Kelton talks with Matt Klein (@M_C_Klein) about how government budgets really work and what large-scale student debt forgiveness might do for the US economy. March 8, 2018 (48:29)

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

The Federal Job Guarantee
Pavlina Tcherneva, Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Economics at Bard College discusses her job guarantee research, why such a policy is needed, and how it would work, from funding to implementation. In addition, she discusses how this policy would benefit those who are often excluded from full participation in economic and social life, and why a job guarantee is superior to an income guarantee alone. Mar 2, 2018 (1:14:01)

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)

The Sanders Institute Talks: Student Loan Debt
Dr. Jane Sanders sits down with economist Dr. Stephanie Kelton to talk about the macroeconomic effects of student loan debt cancellation in the United States. Feb 18, 2018 (25:53)

Stephanie Kelton: Cancel Student Debt to Grow the Economy
R.J. Eskow, host of The Zero Hour, presents the question: “Could cancelling all student debt help everybody, including people with student debt and people who have never gone to college?” Feb 18, 2018 (14:23)

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 speaks with economist Stephanie Kelton, who argues the words “debt” and “deficit” have been “weaponized for political ends.” Feb 9, 2018 (5:23)

Radical Imagination: Imagining Economic Democracy. Host Jim Vrettos of Manhattan Neighborhood Network, introduces Richard Wolff and Stephanie Kelton, Feb 2, 2018 (57:59)

The Job Guarantee & Social Justice (w/ Pavlina Tcherneva)
— Pavlina Tcherneva (@ptcherneva), Adam Simpson (@Adam Simpson), Cecilia Gingerich (@c_gingerich) The Next System Podcast (with transcript), Dec. 20, 2017. (38:40)

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”! (6:29)


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 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. (8:54)

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

Stephanie Kelton – How To Create A Currency From Scratch (9:47)

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

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

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

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

Neoliberalism: Fantasy Economics (6:30)

Nicole Sandler ShowTalking Money with Stephanie Kelton

After a look at the day’s news, we welcomed Stephanie Kelton back to the show. Stephanie is a professor of public policy and economics at Stony Brook University and former chief economist on the US Senate Budget Committee, working under Bernie Sanders. Oct. 6. 2017

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

Stephanie Kelton (@StephanieKelton), Professor of economics and public policy at Stoney Brooke University, 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 – Professor Stephanie Kelton

Stephanie Kelton (@StephanieKelton), Sept 11, 2017 (11:59)