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Activist #MMT - podcast

Oct 30, 2019

Welcome to episode two of Activist #MMT. Today is part two of my conversation with Sam Levey (Twitter/@samhlevey) of Deficit Owls (Twitter/@DeficitOwls). In episode one we discussed the state of activism and the MMT community. Today we discuss his new paper entitled "Modern Money and the War Treasury." Instead of a general conversation, we go into the weeds, using the paper as an excuse to learn some basics. That's what reading his paper revealed to me: although I understood the overall thrust, I am missing a lot of fundamental concepts.

These two episodes are what inspired me to create this podcast.

You can find DeficitOwls on YouTube.

Sam's 2019 paper: "Modern Money and the War Treasury":


For an overview of Modern Monetary Theory (MMT) with many reliable sources to learn more, here is a good place to start:

  • On the web: My layperson intro with many expert sources listed at the bottom.
  • On Twitter: My massive pinned tweet with expert sources and layperson tutorials.
  • On Facebook: Follow this podcast :) The pinned post contains the above web-article. Also, the pinned post on Modern Monetary for Real Progressives contains a wealth of information.

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