Dec 28, 2019
In April of 2018, Jacobin Magazine published “Why the Left
Should Embrace Brexit,” which made the case for this radical break
from neoliberalism. To gain perspective on Labour’s trouncing in
the recent elections, we called upon our friend, Bill Mitchell, one
of the co-authors.
Bill has been writing and speaking...
Dec 21, 2019
We admit that Macro n Cheese can be quite wonky. We interview an
impressive array of scholars and a typical episode looks at
functional finance on a granular level. This episode is a treat for
the rest of us, with a guest who makes a point of speaking in plain
Clint Ballinger’s book, 1,000 Castaways:...
Dec 14, 2019
Steve’s guest, Emma Caterine, is a consumer rights attorney with special interest in predatory lenders like loan sharks and payday loan companies. She begins by talking about credit as a social construct, To fully grasp the causes of Great Recession we must understand the difference between consumer debt, with a high...
Dec 7, 2019
The Great Recession was a maelstrom that hit many Americans hard - lost jobs, lost homes, for some everything but the clothes on one’s back. Despite the stock market, real recovery has been glacial at best. Yet many don’t know just how deep the crisis' roots go when it comes to the Black community. Keeanga...
Nov 30, 2019
“How do you pay for The Green New Deal?” is a serious question in today’s political environs -- though as Nathan Tankus clarifies, not for the reasons you might think. In Part 3 of his interview with Steve Grumbine, he recognizes that MMT and the US Bond market don’t finance spending in financial terms but shows...