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Macro N Cheese

Steve D Grumbine MS, MBA, PMP, PSM1, ITIL

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Macroeconomics has never been so ... delish! Macro and Cheese explores the progressive movement through the lens of Modern Monetary Theory, with hot and irreverent political takes, spotlights in activism, and the razor sharp musings of Real Progressives Founder and host Steve Grumbine. The cheese will flow as experts come in for a full, four course deep dive into the hot queso. Comfort Food for Thought!
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A podcast about non-violent, MMT direct activism, introducing Modern Monetary Theory to the world, both online and in person. Hosted by third-year MMT activist, Jeff Epstein. This channel was formerly called People Conversations, by Citizens' Media TV (CMTV). All People Conversations interviews remain intact in this channel. Any MMT articles I write remain hosted on the CMTV website.
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Money on the Left

Money on the Left

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Money on the Left is a monthly, interdisciplinary podcast that reclaims money’s public powers for intersectional politics. Staging critical conversations with leading historians, theorists, organizers, and activists, the show draws upon Modern Monetary Theory and constitutional approaches to money to advance new forms of left critique and practice. It is hosted by William Saas and Scott Ferguson and presented in partnership with Monthly Review magazine. Check out our website: https://moneyon ...
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The MMT Podcast offers economic analysis on current issues from a Modern Monetary Theory perspective. Aimed at anyone who has ever felt lost in the jargon used by mainstream economics commentators. We believe economics is for everyone. You can help sustain this podcast via Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/MMTpodcast
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Pocket Change is focused on a school of economics known as Modern Monetary Theory, or MMT. MMT describes modern economies in which the national currency is fiat money that’s issued by a sovereign government. The show explains the basics of MMT and examines current events through an MMT lens.
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Progressive politics and economics. Will covers political issues from around the world and Arliss does the same for financial news and monetary policy with special emphasis on modern monetary theory. Each week they are joined by a special guest for the interview. Both Will and Arliss are fond of carrots.
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Is bitcoin a macro asset? Over the course of 2019, there has been growing focus on the role of bitcoin in the larger global economy. Is it becoming a safe haven asset, akin to digital gold? Is it something even larger - a generational hedge against the rise of modern monetary theory? This pop-up podcast, produced in conjunction with CoinDesk's Invest: NYC conference, talks to some of the markets leading thinkers to explore bitcoin in the macro economic context. To hear more from these speake ...
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Author, public speaker, and Unconditional Basic Income advocate. Explorer of all things UBI. Here you will find audio versions of my many articles and blog posts, narrated by me. Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/scottsantens/support
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I am Liam Kelly—owner and editor of The Weekly Input. I am writing this bio in an attempt to give you some background on this podcast and myself. The Weekly Input is a podcast centered around three main areas of study: politics, economics, and big questions/events affecting the world. I feel it is my duty to hold those who represent the American people accountable, and to offer honest feedback on world events. Modern America is a polarized place, not because we hate each other, but because w ...
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The Supply Side

Jonathan Doyle

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The Supply Side Podcast is for everyone who believes economies flourish when people produce goods and services that other people actually want. We talk low taxes, stable money, entrepreneurship and business development with the best thinkers on banking, investment and markets in the world. We prepare you for what happens when the bubbles finally pop.
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David Andolfatto (@dandolfa) Professor & Economics Department Chair at the University of Miami, joins Adam, Douglas, and Ryan to discuss: David's journey from construction to academia and the Federal Reserve. His focus on monetary theory and views on the essence of money. How MMT compares and contrasts with traditional economic theories. David's ta…
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Here's a preview of my soon-to-be-released interview with Finding the Money director, Maren Poitras. It's a four-minute segment where Maren describes what YOU can do to help Finding the Money be seen by others. The big launch is less than three weeks away. This means the most important thing is to get people to buy tickets for screenings. The docum…
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“Assange is being targeted by the US government because he doesn't conform to the dominant culture of the US prestige media. He's not going to be invited to the White House Correspondents' Dinner. He's not going to be given a Pulitzer. He's not going to be treated as one of them.” Steve’s guest is journalist Kevin Gosztola, author of Guilty of Jour…
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**RP Book Club is beginning a new series, Sunday April 7, 14, and 21, at 3pm ET/12pm PT. Register once for all three sessions. realprogressives.org/event/rp-book-club-the-communist-manifesto/2024-04-07 L. Randall Wray talks with Steve about the concept of value in the context of MMT. Randy discusses the labor theory of value and the liquidity premi…
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Money on the Left speaks with Pavlina Tcherneva, Professor of Economics at Bard College and leading scholar of–-and advocate for—Modern Monetary Theory (MMT). Many of our listeners will be familiar with Dr. Tcherneva's contributions to MMT, especially her book, The Case for a Job Guarantee (Polity Press, 2020). She is also Director of Open Society …
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A hundred years ago, John Maynard Keynes predicted we would see a massive expansion of growth and productivity under capitalism. Bingo. He got that right. He said this amazing efficiency would result in a shorter work week with far more leisure time for everyone. Oops. Not so much. The structure of capital ownership will never permit it. Bill Mitch…
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Patricia and Christian talk to Dr Dirk Ehnts about the origins and nature of money, and what it means for tackling our various planetary emergencies. Please help sustain this podcast! Patrons get early access to all episodes and patron-only episodes: https://www.patreon.com/MMTpodcast All our episodes in chronological order: https://www.patreon.com…
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In this episode, Brett Scott joins Adam, Doug, and Ryan to discuss: Vertical and horizontal dimensions of money Crypto capturing attention through an asset-only view of money that people commonly hold Crypto ignoring double-entry accounting and liability side of money by treating units as assets alone Bitcoin's reliance on energy-intensive mining a…
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This episode of Macro N Cheese is dedicated to Steve’s mom, Joan Grumbine. Her kindness, love, and unwavering dedication to her family and community will be deeply missed. May she rest in peace. In his first solo episode, our host and jefe, Steve Grumbine, recounts the story of his political transformation from conservative republican to passionate…
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** Be sure to check the Real Progressives website’s calendar for upcoming events. On Sunday, March 17th at noon ET/9am PT, we’re hosting a webinar, RP Live with Esha Krishnaswamy: Putin’s Russia. On Tuesday evenings, 8pm ET/5pm PT, come to Macro ‘n Chill, where we listen to the most recent episode of this podcast and discuss it with the community. …
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Much discussion has been had around basic income as a policy response to automation and as a result, over 150 pilot experiments have been launched in cities across the US to study it. Now in response to the successful results beginning to come out from those pilots, some states are beginning to ban the experiments from happening. One lobbying group…
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In this episode, Brett Scott joins Adam, Doug, and Ryan to discuss: Brett's intellectual journey with MMT and how he was exposed to the ideas through different communities and events Challenges of separating fact from conspiracy theories Brett's perspective on tensions between using existing monetary systems and building alternative currencies Disc…
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The American people see through mainstream claims of “the greatest economy ever.” They are confronted by evidence to the contrary every day. Steve and his guest, economist Yeva Nersisyan, take a deep dive into the current US economy, looking at the repercussions of the high costs of education, healthcare, and housing. They discuss different perspec…
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In this episode, Derek McDaniel (@ratedisparity) joins Adam, Derek, and Ryan to discuss: Derek's Background: Transition from academics in mathematics and computer science to exploring economics and MMT. Journey into MMT: Early exposure to Austrian economics, online debates, and realization about the national debt. Current Stance on MMT: Emphasis on…
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** Reminder: You are invited to listen to and discuss this episode with friends from Real Progressives on Tuesday, March 5th. Find the Zoom link at https://realprogressives.org/rp-events-calendar/ “If the soul is left in darkness, sins will be committed. The guilty one is not he who commits the sin, but the one who causes the darkness.” — Victor Hu…
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Scott Ferguson and Billy Saas speak with New Yorker writer Nick Romeo about his exciting new book, The Alternative: How to Build a Just Economy, released in January 2024 with Public Affairs. Romeo’s The Alternative rebukes Margaret Thatcher’s infamous axiom that “there is no alternative” to neoliberal capitalism. In doing so, the book inventories t…
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Can novels and, by extension, other works of art help us to think about money and trust in new ways? Could embracing alternative perspectives on trust and money help us to avoid climate catastrophe? Rob Hawkes shares a new version of a talk previously presented at the Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art as part of the One Fifteen at MIMA series o…
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Welcome to episode 148 of Activist #MMT. Today I talk with post-Keynesian economist Steve Keen about his decades-long fight against mainstream economics, what MMT convinced him of, and the couple parts of MMT he still disagrees with. This first part is a half-hour long audio interview, which will be followed next month by an hour-and-a-half-long vi…
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STOP PRESS! FOR OUR AUSTRALIAN PALS - THE “FINDING THE MONEY” FILM TOUR STARTS THIS WEEK - AS IN 27TH OF FEBRUARY! MORE DETAILS HERE: https://modernmoneylab.org.au/events/film-tour/ Patricia and Christian talk to Professor Steven Hail about behavioural economics as a vital corrective to the unreal assumptions in mainstream models. Just as MMT model…
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**To discuss this episode among friends, come to our listening party, Macro ‘n Chill, on Tuesday February 27th at 8pm ET/5pm PT. For the link go to our Events Calendar https://realprogressives.org/rp-events-calendar “But fortunately for us, human nature is precisely the capacity to be creative; to imagine a different way of living together and to b…
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** If you haven’t yet come to our Tuesday night listening party, this is the week to do so. Join the Real Progressives community as we dive in and discuss this episode. The registration link is posted on our Events Calendar prior to each Tuesday’s session — it’s usually up by Saturday. Look for Macro ‘n Chill. https://realprogressives.org/rp-events…
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“We've been trying to get people to stop saying ‘mainstream media.’ I’ve got to do it now too, for the same reason that you just described: because there's nothing mainstream about 90 percent of the media being controlled by 6 private, for-profit corporations or 5 other big tech companies. There's nothing mainstream, or Main Street, about the ideas…
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“...the question of how to pay for it is a very complicated question but has much less to do with money than it does to do with social structure and industrial structure. And the quicker we can get away from centering the taxpayer as the goose that holds the golden egg money and more towards the questions of labor and industrial structure that are …
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Money on the Left is proud to present recovered and remastered audio from our interview with Raúl Carrillo, published previously solely as a written transcript. The recording also includes a new audio introduction in which Billy Saas reflects on the significance of our dialog with Carrillo for contemporary politics. In our discussion, we explore th…
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In this episode, Adam, Ryan, and Doug interview Maren Poitras, creator of "Finding the Money", the documentary film about MMT. They discuss: Maren's background Maren's inspiration for creating the film The film's development process Reception to early screenings Maren's observations regarding mainstream economics vs. heterodox economics Challenges …
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