These links relate to the history of money and its current uses and abuses.
I have provided a link to a key point in these talks but you can find a complete list on our YouTube Channel.
Stephanie Desan is the Leo Gottlieb Professor of Law at Harvard Law School. In this clip, she challenges the standard barter story and its purported role in the origins of money. She also emphasises the central role of the state in the management of money within a legal and constitutional framework.
Randall Wray is a Professor of Economics at Bard College and a Senior Scholar at the Levy Economics Institute. The six questions we link to here are an excellent introduction to the myths surrounding money in a modern fiat economy. A second link to a discussion on “the left” and money emphasises the dangers of linking tax and redistribution as Labor did in the recent Australian election.
Stephanie Kelton is Professor of Public Policy and Economics at Stony Brook University. In this clip, she challenges the public to stand up to politicians where they argue the government is “running out of money”.
Bill Mitchell is Professor of Economics at Newcastle University, Australia. He is one of the founder of Modern Monetary Theory. Here he discusses the link between most “left politics” and neoliberalism. Bill is a prolific writer and his blog is a terrific source for people wanting to understand how our economic system works.
Dr Steven Hail is lecturer in economics at Adelaide University and one of Australia’s leading experts on Modern Monetary Theory. Here is a recent discussion on the Job Guarantee.