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As people absorb the policy implications of MMT, they are writing about applications to public policy. At Nice Things We Can Have or MMT Applied (under Resources), you’ll find a growing body of observation, speculation and advocacy concerned with what it means for a society to “have nice things.” Some of these articles — collected in Debates & Controversies — follow the story of resistance and challenges to MMT since 2010.


Is This What Winning Looks Like? • Modern Monetary Theory, the buzziest economic idea in decades, got a pandemic tryout of sorts. Now inflation is testing its limits.
— Stephanie Kelton (@StephanieKelton) New York Times Business (@NYTimesBusiness) Feb 6, 2022


Biden Can Go Bigger and Not ‘Pay for It’ the Old Way • By focusing on how much revenue they hope to raise from tax increases on the well-off, Democrats risk limiting the scope of their ambitions.
— Stephanie Kelton (@StephanieKelton) New York Times April 7, 2021

The Trillion-Dollar Woman • A conversation with the economist Stephanie Kelton about the “deficit myth,” Modern Monetary Theory for dummies, and why the age of capital may finally be ending
— Anand Giridharadas (@AnandWrites) The.Ink Mar 30, 2021

The Guardian view on Covid economics: worry about jobs, not the deficit • It is mad to be concerned about levels of government debt when so many people’s livelihoods and wellbeing are at stake
The Guardian Jan 25, 2021


This Year’s Underground Sensation: Modern Monetary Theory • The economic ideas that once fueled deficit mythbusters and provided hope for a pandemic recovery have spawned a vibrant political subculture.
— Alex Yablon (@AlexYablon) The New Republic (@NewRepublic) Dec 31, 2020

Ant, Uber, and the true nature of money
— Cory Doctorow (@Doctorow) Pluralistic Nov 5, 2020

Our Money Where Our Mouth Is • To deliver on our promises to ourselves and each other, we must embrace a bold, inclusive, and realistic vision of public finance.
— Raúl Carrillo (@RaulACarrillo), Current Affairs (@curaffairs) Aug 14, 2020

Forget UBI, says an economist: It’s time for universal basic jobs
— Cory Doctorow (@Doctorow), Los Angeles Times (@LATimes) June 24, 2020

Stephanie Kelton: why MMT is key to post-Covid economic recovery • Meet the woman arguing that everything we thought about the economy for the past 50 years is wrong. In the wake of the financial impact of the coronavirus, she’s having a moment.
— Ben Hoyle The Sunday Times, London June 13, 2020

Cory Doctorow wrote a good explainer about modern monetary theory
Mark Frauenfelder (@Frauenfelder) BoingBoing (@BoingBoing) May 15, 2020

Coronavirus crisis: now is the hour of Modern Monetary Theory • Economist Peter Bofinger argues that MMT justifies a European ‘whatever it takes’ fiscal response — including eurobonds
— Peter Bofinger (@Peter Bofinger) IPS Journal (@IPS_Journal) March 27, 2020

We are all Modern Monetarists now
— Daniel Alpert (@DanielAlpert) Business Insider (@BusinessInsider) March 22, 2020

Just Use ‘the Computer’ at the Fed to Give People More Money • Congress has all the firepower it needs. It just needs to send spending instructions to the Federal Reserve, as it always does.
— Stephanie Kelton (@StephanieKelton) New York Times (@NYTimesOpinion), March 21, 2020

MMT: Here’s a plain-English guide to ‘Modern Monetary Theory’ and why it’s interesting
— Jim Edwards (@Jim_Edwards), Theron Mohamed (@Theron_Mohamed) Business Insider (@businessinsider) March 2, 2020

Why you need to know about modern monetary theory • Inexplicable problems require a whole new kind of economic thinking – and MMT is more logical than you probably think it is.
— James Weir Financial Review (@FinancialReview) Jan 28, 2020

Canada: MMT Poster Child?
— Bill Mitchell (@billy_blog) Jan 20, 2020

‘All deficits are good for someone’: Visiting economist shrugs off debt concerns
Andrew Taylor (@smh_andrew) The Sydney Morning Herald (@smh) Jan 11,2020


“The People’s Money”: A crisp, simple, thorough explanation of how government spending is paid for
— Cory Doctorow (@Doctorow) BoingBoing @BoingBoing Oct 16, 2019

MMT and TINA • The rise of MMT in the last two years has attracted its detractors, not only among post-Keynesians, but now among the many within the mainstream corridors of powers, as both elected politicians, and non-elected leaders in policy institutions. Today, it seems like everyone knows about MMT. This short paper does not wish to add to the tiring panoply of critiques, but offers instead a possible, and simple, explanation of why many on the right fear MMT theory and policies.
— Louis-Philippe Rochon Real-World Economics Review, Oct 1, 2019

NO MORE ECONOMIC MALPRACTICE • African-American Faith Leaders Take on the Establishment
— Delman Coates (@iamdelmancoates), Sojourners (@Sojourners), Sept 12, 2019

MMT Has a Big Hurdle to Overcome to Succeed in Europe
— Carolynn Look (@carolynnlook), Bloomberg, Sept 6,2019

MMT: controversial plan to boost economic equality
— Stephanie Kelton (@StephanieKelton), Reuters Video (@reuters), Aug 7, 2019 (02:40)

Stephanie Kelton On The Economics of Bernie’s Platform (and Joe Rogan video with Bernie Sanders)
— Howie Klein (@downwithtyranny), Stephanie Kelton (@StephanieKelton), Joe Rogan (@JoeRogan), Bernie Sanders (@SenSanders) DownWithTyranny, August 7, 2019

Why a GMO Strategist Is Bearish on U.S. Stocks but Positive on Modern Monetary Theory
— Leslie P. Norton, Barrons (@BarronsOnline), July 25, 2019

Does Japan’s experience vindicate MMT?
— Koichi Hamada, The Japan Times (@JapanTimes), July 9, 2019

Can MMT be Japan’s savior?
— Sayuri Shirai, The Japan Times (@JapanTimes), July 9, 2019

Is Japan a “model” for modern monetary theory?
— Shuji Noguchi NHK World (@NHKWORLD_News), July 2, 2019

Is Big Government Making a Comeback?
— Michael Rainey, The Fiscal Times (@TheFiscalTimes), June 20, 2019

The economic virtuous circle at the centre of MMT • Labour’s shadow economic secretary to the Treasury stated, earlier this week, that Labour doesn’t support Modern Monetary Theory (MMT). CHRIS WILLIAMSON asks why not
— Chris Williamson (@DerbyChrisW), Morning Star June 7, 2019

Everything You Need to Know About Modern Monetary Theory
— Matthew C. Klein (@M_C_Klein) Barrons, June 7, 2019

Japan Is Having Its Own Heated Debate Over Modern Monetary Theory
— Toru Fujioka, Enda Curran (@endacurran) Bloomberg & Yahoo News (@YahooNews) June 5, 2019

Modern Monetary Theory’s Reluctant Poster Child: Japan
— Ben Dooley (@BenjaminDooley),‏ New York Times June 5, 2019

Japan Does MMT
— L. Randall Wray, New Economic Perspectives June 4, 2019

‘We’re Already Doing It’: Japan Tests Unorthodox Economic Doctrine • Modern monetary theory is at center of debate over tax increase, and advocates say Tokyo needn’t worry about government deficits
— Megumi Fujikawa (@megumifujikawa), Wall Street Journal May 15, 2019

Finance Ministry raises red flag over modern monetary theory #Japan
— Tetsuya Kasai, The Asahi Shimbun AJW | Asia & Japan Watch (@AJWasahi), May 7, 2019

For MMT • Leading proponents of Modern Monetary Theory respond to Tribune’s recent article on the topic, arguing that socialists should not be afraid to “seize the means of production of money.
— Thomas Fazi, Bill Mitchell (@BillyBlog), Tribune (@TribuneMagazine), May 6, 2019

U.S. professor: Japan shatters notion of deficit boogeyman
— Takashi Ebuchi (@EBUCHI_Takashi), The Asahi Shimbun (@AJWasahi) April 27, 2019

More from Bill Mitchell

Modern Monetary Theory gains traction in the US
— Barclay Ballard (@bsquared90), World Finance (@worldfinance), April 24, 2019

Modern Monetary Theory, explained • A very detailed walkthrough of the big new left economic idea.
— Dylan Matthews (@dylanmatt), Vox, April 16, 2019

Wall Street Economists Wade Into the MMT Debate in a Big Way
— Katia Dmitrieva (@katiadmi), Bloomberg, April 8, 2019

Modern Monetary Theory Finds an Embrace in an Unexpected Place: Wall Street • Money managers, chief executives and business analysts maintain that modern monetary theory offers important insights. Far from finding it fanciful or deranged, they are using M.M.T. to build economic forecasts and even trading strategies.
— Patricia Cohen (@PatcohenNYT) NY Times April 5, 2019

Investment Perspectives: Modern Monetary Theory, and why you’re about to hear a lot more about it • Part 1 | Part 2
— Chris Bedingfield Investment Perspectives & Quay Global Investors, April 3, 2019

Does Our Bias Against Federal Deficits Need Rethinking? • Not everyone thinks federal budget deficits are bad. Say hello to Modern Monetary Theory, where red ink primes the economic engine and underwrites social good. Or does it?
— James Heskett Harvard Business School (@HarvardHBS) April 1, 2019

MMT and Why Historians Need to Reclaim Studying Money
— Rebecca L. Spang (@RebeccaSpang) History News Network (@myHNN) March 31, 2019

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) Mar. 30, 2019

‘Reclaiming the State – a Progressive Vision of Sovereignty for a Post-Neoliberal World’ • A challenge to the left to repoliticise on national decision-making
— Anthony Coughlan, Village Magazine(@VillageMagIRE), March 30, 2018

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

When DoJ and the FCC slowed inflation
— Brendan Greeley (@bhgreeley) ‏Financial Times Alphaville, March 27, 2019

Warren Buffett Hates It. AOC Is for It. A Beginner’s Guide to Modern Monetary Theory • An overview of a once-fringe school of economic thought that’s suddenly of the moment.
— Peter Coy (@petercoy), Katia Dmitrieva (@katiadmi), Matt Boelser (@boes_), Bloomberg Business Week, March 21, 2019

Is there a better model to explain economics in the Trump era?
— James Galbraith Boston Globe (@GlobeOpinion), March 20, 2019

Use Fiscal Policy, Not the Fed, to Fight the Next Slump • Trump’s tax cuts and expanding deficits don’t tie lawmakers’ hands: They just need the will to act.
— Stephanie Kelton (@StephanieKelton), Bloomberg (@bopinion) March 19, 2019

Modern Monetary Realism • Kenneth Rogoff’s criticism of Modern Monetary Theory assumes that MMT advocates don’t care about budget deficits or the independence of the US Federal Reserve. But these assumptions are wide of the mark, and Rogoff himself sometimes undermines his own arguments.
— James Galbraith, Project Syndicate (@ProSyn), March 15, 2019

For Overspending Governments, an Alternative View on Borrowing Versus Raising Taxes
— Katia Dmitrieva (@katiadmi), Washington Post March 13, 2019

A thorough defense of Modern Monetary Theory
— Cory Doctorow (@Doctorow) BoingBoing (@BoingBoing) March 6, 2019

The Clock Runs Down on Mainstream Keynesianism • Paul Krugman’s macro framework is leading him astray.
— Stephanie Kelton (@StephanieKelton), Bloomberg Opinion, (@bopinion) March 4, 2019

What Is Modern Monetary Theory? An MMT Theorist Explains • A resurgence in a popular economic theory might make it possible for Universal Child Care and other programs to actually see the light of day.
— Lizzie Francis (@lizzy__francis) talks with Fadhel Kaboub, Fatherly (@FatherlyHQ) March 4, 2019

An MMT response on what causes inflation
— Scott Fullwiler (@stf18), Rohan Grey (@rohangrey) Nathan Tankus (@NathanTankus), Financial Times Alphaville, March 1, 2019

Paul Krugman Asked Me About Modern Monetary Theory. Here Are 4 Answers. • Deficit levels, interest rates and the tradeoff between fiscal and monetary policy.
— Stephanie Kelton (@StephanieKelton), Bloomberg Opinion, (@bopinion) March 1, 2019

MMT Is Already Helping
— Pavlina Tcherneva (@PTcherneva), Jacobin, (@jacobinmag) Feb. 27, 2019

Response to Doug Henwood’s Trolling in Jacobin
— L. Randall Wray, New Economic Perspectives, Feb. 25, 2019

Modern Monetary Theory Is Not a Recipe for Doom • There are no inherent tradeoffs between fiscal and monetary policy.
— Stephanie Kelton (@StephanieKelton), Bloomberg Opinion, (@bopinion) Feb 21, 2019

Ever heard of modern monetary theory?
— Kai Ryssdall (@kairyssdal), Maria Hollenhorst (@holleratmaria), Rose Conlon (@rosebconlon) ‏MarketPlace (@MarketPlace) Jan 21, 2019

Why Government Spending Can’t Turn the U.S. Into Venezuela
— Fadhel Kaboub (@FadhelKaboub), In These Times (@InTheseTimesMag) Jan 7, 2019

PAYGO Is Based on a Fallacy • The U.S. government can dramatically increase spending without raising taxes.
— Pavlina Tcherneva (@PTcherneva), In These Times (@InTheseTimesMag) Jan 3, 2019


Republicans Want to Make Entitlements the Next Caravan • How Democrats can fight the bogus claims of fiscal armageddon.
— Stephanie Kelton (@StephanieKelton), Bloomberg Opinion, (@bopinion) Nov 19, 2018

3 Ways Democrats Could Roll Back Trump’s Tax Cut
— Stephanie Kelton (@StephanieKelton), The Fiscal Times, Nov 5, 2018

The Democrats’ Options for Repealing the Trump Tax Cut • No, this won’t be on the table until 2021 at the earliest. But the party’s candidates need to offer some solutions.
— Stephanie Kelton (@StephanieKelton), Bloomberg Opinion, (@bopinion) Nov 5, 2018

Democrats and Republicans are both right about tax cut’s effects
— Stephanie Kelton (@StephanieKelton), Post and Courier, (@postandcourier) Oct 29, 2018

Can We Afford Economic Justice In The United States?
— Daniel José Camacho (@DanielJCamacho), Sojourners, (@Sojourners) Oct 11, 2018

A Hedge Fund Guy Lefties Can Love • Warren Mosler’s unorthodox take on fiscal policy is catching on with progressive Democrats.
— Katia Dmitrieva (@katiadmi), Bloomberg News, Oct 11, 2018

Guess What: America Is Rich
— Kerry Pechter, (@KerryPechter) Retirement Income Journal, Oct 5, 2018

Modern Monetary Theory Grapples with People Actually Paying Attention to it
— Rachel M. Cohen, (@RMC031) The Intercept, Oct 2, 2018

Modern Monetary Theory: why government spending isn’t like household checkbooks
— Cory Doctorow (@doctorow), boingboing, Sept 28, 2018

Economists Who Want You to Rethink the Deficit Gather in Downtown NYC
— Jeanna Smialek (@jeannasmialek), Bloomberg News, Sept 28, 2018

How mainstream economics has led to clueless governments
— Stephen Williams, Independent Australia, (@independentaus) Sept 27, 2018

Stephanie Kelton Says We’re Asking the Wrong Questions About Money
— Liza N. Burby, (@burbyliza) Stony Brook University News, (@stonybrooku) Sept 21, 2018

Stephanie Kelton Wants You to Rethink the Deficit
— Ben Walsh, (@BenDWalsh) Barrons, (@barronsonline) Sept 13, 2018

As the progressive push for big spending grows, so does the Democratic divide on the deficit • The growing split between progressives and party leaders on deficit spending could define the party’s future.
— Benjy Sarlin, (@BenjySarlin) NBC News, (@NBCNews) Aug 19, 2018

The Kids are NOT Alright! The Truth about The Federal Debt and Intergenerational Equity
— Francisco Flores (@fflorescpa), Following the Money July 28, 2018

The magic money tree is real: Treasury confirms taxes are not needed to fund government spending.
— Ben Wray, (@ben_wray1989) CommonSpace, July 26, 2018

Stephanie Kelton Has The Biggest Idea In Washington • Once an outsider, her radical economic thinking won over Wall Street. Now she’s changing the Democratic Party.
— Zach Carter, (@zachdcarter) HuffPost, May 20, 2018

We Need Strategies for Integrating MMT Knowledge Into Progressive Politics
— Max Mastellone (@MaxMastellone), Real Progressives USA, April 24, 2018

Deficit Owls Say You Shouldn’t Give a Hoot About $1 Trillion Budget Shortfall
— Yuval Rosenberg (@yuvalrosenberg), The Fiscal Times, April 23, 2018

Yes, Democrats are the party of fiscal responsibility. But that will (and should) change • Democrats haven’t enforced fiscal discipline just because they “do a better job” on the issue. At each point in time, they made a choice.
— Mark Schmitt (@mschmitt9), Vox, (@voxdotcom) April 20, 2018

These economists say a $1 trillion deficit is just a good start
— Jeff Stein (@JStein_WaPo), The Washington Post, April 20, 2018

Deficits Don’t Matter
— David Leonhardt (@DLeonhardt), The New York Times, April 17, 2018

This Economist Wants to Change the Meaning of Money
— Molly Fosco (@MollyFosco), Ozy, (@ozy) April 17, 2018

Stephanie Kelton: The Fiscal Paddle Isn’t Broken, But The Policy Narrative Is
— Howie Klein (@downwithtyranny), DownWithTyranny, April 15, 2018

Deficits are rising. What’s to blame? Does it even matter?
— Dylan Matthews (@dylanmatt), Vox (@voxdotcom), April 10, 2018

The Great Inflation Mystery • The people who set interest rates don’t know what causes inflation, how to measure it, or how to move it up and down.
— Peter Coy @petercoy, Bloomberg Businessweek, March 22, 2018

Why Democrats Should Embrace a Federal Jobs Guarantee
— Sean McElwee @SeanMcElwee, Colin McAuliffe @unburythelead17 and Jon Green @ujonathongreenO, The Nation, March 20, 2018

Use Fiscal Policy, Not the Fed, to Fight the Next Slump
— Stephanie Kelton (@StephanieKelton), Bloomberg View, March 19, 2018

Blowing Up Some of the Biggest Myths About the Economy and the Deficit
— Paul Sliker (@psliker), Michael Palmieri, Dante Dallavalle (@Drax138) Alternet, March 9, 2018

An Economic Bill of Rights for the 21st Century • In 1944, Franklin Roosevelt proposed constitutional amendments to guarantee Americans’ fundamental economic rights. It was never adopted—and today, is more necessary than ever. Here’s an adaptation of his program for our time.
— Mark Paul (@MarkVinPaul), William Darity Jr. (@SandyDarity) & Darrick Hamilton (@DarrickHamilton), American Prospect, March 5, 2018

Prof Darity discusses the article — An Economic Bill of Rights for the 21st Century — with Sam Seder on Majority Report

MMT economists look at debt, deficit differently
— Max Mastellone (@MaxMastellone), La Cruces Sun-News, Feb. 27, 2018

The Radical Left-Wing Theory That the Government Has Unlimited Money
— Tom Streithorst (@TomStreithorst), Vice, Feb. 27, 2018

How Progressives Can Criticize Trump’s $7 Trillion Deficit Without Preaching Austerity
— Kate Aronoff (@KateAronoff), In These Times, Feb. 13, 2018

But where will we find the money? Renegade Inc.’s Claire Connelly follows up on a video interview with Lee Camp (@LeeCamp) with additional comments on how government spending works. (@RedactedTonight) (@Renegade_Inc)
— Claire Connelly (@_claireconnelly) Renegade Inc. Feb 9, 2018

THE SHIFT: Understanding and Using America’s Fiat Money
— J.D. Alt, New Economic Perspectives, Feb. 2, 2018

The Trump Tax Cut Isn’t Trickling Down to Workers: Despite some highly touted bonuses, companies are mostly using their windfalls to buy back stock—and some are laying people off.
— Rick Paulas (@RickPaulas) Vice, Feb. 2, 2018

How to Spend Trillions on ‘Infrastructure’
— Stephanie Kelton (@StephanieKelton), The New York Times,
Jan 31, 2018

We don’t need a balanced budget amendment (Daily Mail) ““We changed our monetary system, but not our economics textbooks.” In the post gold-standard era, taxes paid to the national government do not — repeat, do not — pay for The Pentagon or new curtains for the Oval Office.”
— Alan R. Knight, Charleston Gazette-Mail, Jan 29, 2018

Behind the Money Curtain: A Left Take on Taxes, Spending and Modern Monetary Theory
— Jim Kavanagh (@ThePolemicist_) Counterpunch (@NatCounterPunch) Jan 22, 2018

Answers from the MMTers
— Stephanie Kelton (@StephanieKelton), Randall Wray, Naked Capitalism, Jan. 11, 2018

Instead of Worrying About Budgets and Deficits, Ask About Impact
— Stephanie Kelton (@StephanieKelton), Truthout, Jan. 9, 2018

Modern Monetary Theory: the economic basis for expanded social spending and greater shared prosperity
— Cory Doctorow (@doctorow), boingboing, Jan. 8, 2018

Reclaiming the Tax: Foregrounding the Public Covenant
— David Fields, Radical Political Economy, Jan. 8, 2018

Happy New Year– So How Do We Pay For All The Stuff Bernie Is Campaigning On?
— Howie Klein (@downwithtyranny), DownWithTyranny, Jan. 6, 2018

“But How Will We Pay for It?”: Modern Monetary Theory and Democratic Socialism
— Sean Keith, Alexander Kolokotronis, Truthout, Jan. 2, 2018


Democrats Are Attacking The GOP For Its Hypocrisy On Deficits. That Might Be A Mistake.
— Daniel Marans (@danielmarans), HuffPost, Dec. 23, 2017

Does the Republican tax cut mean deficits don’t matter?
— Tim Fernholz (@TimFernholz), Quartz Media, Dec. 15, 2017

Democrats need to get a grip about the budget deficit • The tax bill is bad, the debt is fine.
— Matthew Yglesias (@MattYglesias), Vox (@voxdotcom), Dec. 5, 2017

Actually the magic money tree does exist, according to modern monetary theory: As the political climate turns against the acceptance of austerity, a new book argues it is time to reject the hegemony of neoliberalism
— Youssef El-Gingihy (@ElGingihy) The Independent, Nov. 5, 2017

Democrats need to stop whining about the deficit
— Pedro Nicolaci da Costa, Business Insider, Nov. 3, 2017

The Fed Chair Should Be a ‘Principled Populist’
— Stephanie Kelton; Paul McCulley, NY Times, Oct. 30, 2017

The Dangerous Myth of ‘Taxpayer Money’
— Raúl Carrillo (@RaulACarrillo), Jesse Myerson (@JAMyerson), Splinter News, Oct. 19, 2017

How We Think About the Deficit is Mostly Wrong
— Stephanie Kelton, NY Times, Oct. 5, 2017

Congress can give every American a pony (if it breeds enough ponies)
— Stephanie Kelton, LA Times, Sept. 29, 2017

The Debt Ceiling and #MintTheCoin: Another Teachable Moment for a Sustainable Money System
— Mike Sandler, Huffington Post, Sept. 5, 2017

Japan is different, right? Wrong! Fiscal policy works
— Bill Mitchell (@billy_blog) Macroeconomic research, teaching and advocacy Aug 15, 2017

Modern Monetary Theory and Local Alternative Economies
— Max Mastellone (@MaxMastellone), Medium, Aug. 15, 2017

We can become that alternative reality
— Max Mastellone (@MaxMastellone), La Cruces Sun-News,
Aug. 1, 2017

Our Government is Seriously Lying to Us About the Economy
— Max Mastellone (@MaxMastellone), Medium, July 13, 2017

How economists and politicians gave up on employment in favour of alchemy
— Steven Hail, June 27, 2017

The Cost of Getting it Wrong
— Claire Connelly (@_claireconnelly) Renegade Inc. (@Renegade_Inc) June 7, 2017

The Tory campaign relies entirely on your economic ignorance
— Patricia Pino (@PatriciaNPino) The Pileus (@thepileus) June 4, 2017

The Rock-Star Appeal of Modern Monetary Theory
— Atossa Araxia Abrahamian (@atossaaraxia), The Nation,
May 8, 2017

MMT to Washington: There Is No Long-term Deficit Problem!
— Warren Mosler (@wbmosler), HuffPost, March 11, 2017.


Smart People talk about Government Buying — The political framing around numbers stops us talking about what actual drives an economy — buying things.
— Neil Wilson (@neilwilson), Medium, Sept. 6, 2016

Modern Money Theory: radical economics is winning friends
— Michelle Jamrisko (@mljamrisko), The Sydney Morning Herald, March 14, 2016


Why Is the CBO Concocting a Phony Debt Crisis? • A simple accounting trick is arming austerity hawks with a powerful, phony weapon.
— Ari Rabin-Havt (@AriRabinHavt), The Nation/em>, Oct 15, 2015

WBetween the (Balance) Sheets: Why Lawyers Need to Get Intimate with Accounting
— Modern Money Network, Columbia Chapter (@thepublicmoney), The Morningside Muckraker/em>, May 6, 2015

The Unheard-of Center: Critique after Modern Monetary Theory
— Scott Ferguson (@videotroph), Arcade — Stanford Dept of English April 15, 2015

Bernie Sanders opens a new front in the battle for the future of the Democratic Party
Dylan Matthews, (@DylanMatt) Vox (@voxdotcom), Jan 10, 2015


MMT on a Postcard
— Lambert Strether (@LambertStrether), NakedCapitalism, May 29, 2014

The World According to Modern Monetary Theory
— Rebecca Rojer, The New Inquiry, April 11, 2014

Four Reasons You Should Consider Washington’s Deficit As Your Surplus
— John T. Harvey (@John_T_Harvey), Forbes (@Forbes), Feb 24, 2014

Warren Mosler’s talk in Chianciano, Italy, January 11, 2014 Video & Transcript
— Alexandria J.E. Angus, New Economic Perspectives, Jan.27, 2014


The Failure of Orthodox Economics: An Interview with L. Randall Wray

— Travis Strawn 7 Pillars Institute Dec 17, 2013

The helicopter can drop money, gather bonds or just fly away
— Stephanie Kelton (@StephanieKelton), Scott Fullwiler (@stf18) Financial Times Alphaville, The five missing charts are here.
Dec 12, 2013

MMT: Often imitated, never duplicated
— L. Randall Wray, Economonitor, Dec 11, 2013.

Federal Reserve Interest Rates Should Be Near Zero Forever
— Warren Mosler (@wbmosler), US News, Dec 5, 2013.

The Rich Have Plenty to Give, but Forget Deficits
— James Galbraith, New York Times, Oct 2, 2013.

Government Doesn’t Have to Borrow to Spend
— James Galbraith, New York Times, Oct 2, 2013.

Why The Debt Ceiling Is A Dinosaur
— John T. Harvey, (@John_T_Harvey) Forbes (@Forbes), Sept 25, 2013.

Warren Mosler, a Deficit Lover With a Following
— Annie Lowrey, (@AnnieLowrey) New York Times, July 4, 2013.

Warren Mosler: A Reading List
— Annie Lowrey, (@AnnieLowrey) New York Times, July 4, 2013.

What is Modern Monetary Theory, or “MMT”?
— Dale Pierce, New Economic Perspectives, March 11, 2013.
Cross Posted at TruthOut (@TruthOut) & Naked Capitalism


The Untold Story Of How Clinton’s Budget Destroyed The American Economy
— Joe Weisenthal (@TheStalwart) Business Insider (@businessinsider) Sept 5, 2012

Interview: Bill Mitchell on Modern Monetary Theory
— Michel Bauwens (@mbauwens) P2P Foundation‏ March 6, 2012

Why MMT is like an autostereogram
— Izabella Kaminska (@izakaminska), Financial Times, Feb. 22, 2012.

You know the deficit hawks. Now meet the deficit owls • About 11 years ago, James K. “Jamie” Galbraith recalls, hundreds of his fellow economists laughed at him. To his face. In the White House.
— Dylan Matthews (@dylanmatt), The Washington Post, Feb. 19, 2012.

Modern Monetary Theory is an unconventional take on economic strategy
— Dylan Matthews (@dylanmatt), The Washington Post, Feb. 18, 2012.


MMT, The Euro And The Greatest Prediction Of The Last 20 Years?
— Cullen Roche (@CullenRoche), Seeking Alpha, Nov. 7, 2011.

Debt, Deficits, and Modern Monetary Theory (An Interview with Bill Mitchell)
— Winston Gee (@winstongee), Harvard International Review, Oct. 16, 2011

Krugman Taken to the Modern Money Cleaners
— L. Randall Wray, HuffPost, Oct. 14, 2011.

MMT: What it Means for Canada
— Keith Newman, The Progressive Economic Forum, Aug. 12, 2011.

Taxes For Revenue Are Obsolete
— Warren Mosler (@wbmosler), Huffington Post, updated May 25, 2011.

Ignore the Raters
— L. Randall Wray, The New York Times, April 18, 2011.

Q&A: Why the Deficit Doesn’t Matter • The American Prospect talks with James Galbraith about the deficit and what we really should be looking for in the president’s budget.
— Monica Potts, (@MonicaBPotts), American Prospect (@theprospect), Feb 17, 2011


Deficits Do Matter, But Not the Way You Think
— L. Randall Wray, NakedCapitalism, July 21, 2010, x-posted from Roosevelt Institute, July 21, 2010

In Defense of Deficits
— James K. Galbraith, The Nation, March 4, 2010.

The Federal Budget is NOT like a Household Budget – Here’s Why
— L. Randall Wray, NakedCapitalism, Feb. 11, 2010.