Introduction

Conversations about the nation’s budget should be about spending priorities and the resources necessary to accomplish them: the people, materials, land and time. They should emphasize benefit to individuals, families, communities: to society. To illustrate this approach, we have created separate pages for:

Student Debt Cancellation & Tuition Free Public Education
Expanded Social Security
Federal Job Guarantee
Green New Deal
Medicare for All
How We Pay for it
Developing Nations and Emerging Markets

For some, basic explainers are the way to approach MMT. We’ve assembled a number of them here. If you prefer to begin with an historical perspective, see Debates & Controversies.


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

What Modern Monetary Theory Can Teach Us about Criminal Justice
— Raúl Carrillo (@RaulACarrillo), Tropics of Meta, July 6, 2017

Free Culture? Free Finance.
— The Modern Money Network (Columbia Chapter), The Morningside Muckracker, Oct 28, 2014

Why Banking at the Post Office Could Be a Better Option Than Payday Loans—and Wall Street • USPS used to offer financial services. Proponents say that bringing them back could buffer us from financial meltdowns and alleviate poverty. Here’s why it just might work.
— Raúl Carrillo (@RaulACarrillo), Yes! Magazine, Aug 6, 2014