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Aug 31, 2019

Have you seen Eric Tymoigne’s recent tweet destroying the top myths about Modern Monetary Theory? If not, listen to this episode and hear the myths evaporate.

Tymoigne begins by giving an elegant explanation of MMT as a theoretical framework explaining how governments issuing their own currency, or monetarily...


Aug 24, 2019

Our guest this week is John Harvey, the alter-ego of everybody’s favorite Cowboy Economist.  While this cowboy would be at home in any MAGA rally, we find that behind his homespun wisdom is a great deal of planning and analysis. John talks to Steve about his approach to framing macroeconomics in such a way as to break...


Aug 17, 2019

It turns out that cryptocurrency is both more complex and more simple-minded than one would have thought. Or are we missing something profound? Is bitcoin just another speculative asset or will it soon be replacing money as we know it?

Steve’s guest Brett Scott dispels the myths about bitcoin and gives us a brief...


Aug 10, 2019

Trump keeps telling us that unemployment is at an all-time low. Even if that were true, it wouldn’t stay that way. As our guest Scott Fullwiler explains, the private sector isn’t about creating jobs; it’s about profitability. So even if there were enough jobs for everybody who wants one, it would be a coincidence....


Aug 3, 2019

It’s not such a stretch to have Mark Blyth as a guest on our podcast. Although we normally feature proponents of Modern Monetary Theory, our interests are, above all, in the health of the planet and the social, physical, and economic health of our fellow citizens.
 
In this episode, host Steve Grumbine and Professor...