Having noticed an uptick in commentary or explainers that come from and/or are about countries — other than the US — and may not be tracked by the MMT groups in those countries; and in hopes of being useful for the lay reader, macro-curious students and journalists; we offer this page of articles in English, organized by country and publication date.
Most mornings, I read through Twitter from a list of 24 trusted principal MMT sources. Mostly academics. List here. They are a busy lot. When they link to research, commentary, explainers, etc., I send myself an email as a reminder to add the material to the site. Sometimes, I appreciate their use of twitter as teaching tool noteworthy and capture a thread. What with the expanding body of content and work I’ve missed (see below) or didn’t think — or know — to include sooner, I’m always playing catch-up. It’s both exhilarating and a little daunting. Here’s what’s caught my attention over the last few days.
This piece by @karavoght recounts how student debt cancellation entered the mainstream of American politics, a genuinely interesting story in its own right & a case study in the effect of philanthropy on policy formulation & political take-up.
— Marshall Steinbaum 🔥🍉 (@Econ_Marshall) February 1, 2020
Complete thread here from Marshall Steinbaum (@Econ_Marshall)
Warren vs. Sanders: Inside the Progressive Debate Over the Student Debt Crisis
• Their competing plans reveal a lot about how these White House hopefuls would govern.
— Kara Voght (@karavoght) Mother Jones (@motherjones) Jan 31, 2010
Student Loan Discharged in Bankruptcy – Just a Blip, or Something Bigger?
— Michael M. Krauss, James Park, National Law Review (@natlawreview) Jan 28, 2020 h/t @RaulACarrillo
Added to Debates & Controversies
Does Modern Monetary Theory Have Any Scholarly Validity?
— John Harvey (@John_T_Harvey) Forbes (@Forbes) Jan 28, 2020 Warning: he unfortunately evokes the household budget analogy.
Modern Money Theory 101: A Reply to Critics • Key words: Modern Money Theory, Price Stability, Full Employment, Financial Stability, Money
— Éric Tymoigne (@tymoignee) and L. Randall Wray Levy Economics Institute of Bard College November 2013
How the Economists Got It Wrong
James K. Galbraith The American Prospect (@TheProspect) Dec 19, 2001
To Op-Eds and Explainers: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is a fan of a geeky economic theory called MMT: Here’s a plain-English guide to what it is and why it’s interesting
Jim Edwards (@Jim_Edwards) Theron Mohamed (@Theron_Mohamed) Business Insider (@BusinessInsider) March 30, 2019
Six items and a new page: On Debt & Deficit
Side Bar Menu: New Economic Perspectives, Books, #GlobalMMT, Events
To News & Op-Eds
NO MORE ECONOMIC MALPRACTICE • African-American Faith Leaders Take on the Establishment
— Delman Coates (@iamdelmancoates), Sojourners (@Sojourners), Sept 12, 2019
To Green New Deal
27:20 | Welcome and Opening Remarks from Wendell Pritchett, Penn Provost
36:34 | Beyond Hagiography—Mining the New Deal Legacy
Featuring Jen Light (MIT) Nancy Levinson (Places) Nicholas Pevzner (Penn) Raj Patel (Texas) Mary Annaise Heglar. Moderators Karen M’Closkey (Penn) Francesca Ammon (Penn)
4:16:23 | Radicalizing Pragmatism—The Nuts and Bolts of a Green New Deal
Featuring Rhiana Gunn-Wright (New Consensus) David Roberts (Vox) Leah Stokes (UCSB) Kerene Tayloe, Esq (WE-ACT) Moderators Allison Lassiter (Penn) Ellen Neises (Penn)
6:10:08 | Building Power—Bold Visions for a Green New Deal
Featuring Kate Aronoff (Type Media Center) Kate Orff (Columbia) Varshini Prakash (Sunrise) Stephanie Kelton (Stony Brook) Peggy Deamer (Yale/The Architecture Lobby) Moderators Daniel Aldana Cohen (Penn) Billy Fleming (Penn)
8:33:45 | Tools and Advocacy for Change
9:03:45 | Designing a Green New Deal
Featuring Jane McAlevey in conversation with Naomi Klein and Julian Noisecat