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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...


Jul 27, 2019

Who better to explain the Federal Job Guarantee than Pavlina Tcherneva, who wrote her first paper on the subject in 1996, when it was called the Employer of Last Resort? This was at the height of the Clinton “Goldilocks economy,” which boasted of full employment. Needless to say, the ELR did not capture the popular...


Jul 20, 2019

Here in the Macro ‘n Cheese clubhouse, whenever we think we fully comprehend neoliberalism, a guest comes along with a whole new range of insights. Scott Ferguson is just that kind of guest. His main area of interest is culture and he makes some surprising observations about our ingrained misunderstanding of money and...