Oct 10, 2021
Welcome to episode 92 of Activist #MMT. Today's part two of my two-part conversation with Fadhel Kaboub about his personal story. Fadhel is an economics professor at Denison University in Granville, Ohio, and the president of the Global Institute for Sustainable Prosperity, an interdisciplinary public policy think tank. The focus of his academic work is how the lens of MMT can inform developing nations. I've written a post filled with links to Fadhel's papers, posts, and appearances, a link to which you can find in the show notes.
In part one, we discussed Fadhel's personal story, from childhood through parenthood. Today in part two, Fadhel finishes his story about being parent of three little boys and how music is part of how he raises them. We then turn to his own eclectic taste in music, ranging from Metallica and Guns N' Roses to Tunisian hip-hop. We especially focus on Bob Marley. In the second half of today's episode, we return to academic topics, primarily discussing how Fadhel's work on developing nations relates to the work of John Harvey on exchange rate determination. We end on the topic of the 2011 Tunisian uprising, as discussed in the recent New York Times article in which Fadhel is extensively quoted.
Now, let's get right back to my conversation with Fadhel Kaboub.