The hijacking of economics
Economic theory has been hijacked. It's been taken into the hands of a few, where it's encrypted, manipulated and fed to us in a distorted and deceiving way.
Marxist economist Lucia Huber explains why.Read more
LEFT OUT: Stephanie Kelton on MMT and debunking budget deficit myths
Left Out, a podcast produced by Michael Palmieri, Dante Dallavalle, and Paul Sliker, creates in-depth conversations with the most interesting political thinkers, heterodox economists, and organizers on the Left.
In this episode, Left Out speaks with Professor Kelton about Modern Monetary Theory and debunking budget deficit myths. Professor Kelton is a leading American economist and a Professor of Public Policy and Economics at Stony Brook University. She was Chief Economist on the U.S. Senate Budget Committee and Economic Advisor to the Bernie 2016 presidential campaign.Read more
Stephanie Kelton on women in economics
Stephanie Kelton is Professor of Public Policy & Economics at Stony Brook University. She was Chief Economist on the U.S. Senate Budget Committee and Economic Advisor to Bernie 2016.
This is a teaser from Left Out's upcoming episode with Stephanie Kelton on MMT and debunking budget deficit myths. Paul Sliker asks Professor Kelton to reflect back on her academic career in economics—a field with only 13% women economists in the U.S.Read more
Steve Keen: China's private debt bubble is the biggest in the history of capitalism
Professor Steve Keen, the first economist to predict the 2008 financial crisis, explains the economic situation in China, whose credit bubble is easily the fastest growing in the history of capitalism.
LEFT OUT: Christian Parenti on Taking Power in a Climate of Chaos
In this episode, we sat down with Christian Parenti to discuss climate change and our current political and economic landscape.
We asked Parenti what it was like to straddle the realm between academia and journalism; prospects of climate catastrophe; climate change and climate justice; and the role of both politics and the state in any real solutions for a way forward.Read more
LEFT OUT: David Harvey on Marx, Capital, and the Madness of Economic Reason
Left Out, a monthly podcast produced by Michael Palmieri, Dante Dallavalle, and Paul Sliker, creates in-depth conversations with the most interesting political thinkers, heterodox economists, and organizers on the Left.
In this episode, we speak with David Harvey about his latest book, Marx, Capital, and the Madness of Economic Reason, as well as what the Left most focus on to effectively organize for a better economy and society.Read more
Surplus Hoarders: how those at the top are pulling away
In a new book, Richard V Reeves worries that the top echelons of the U.S. middle class—those earning over $120,000—are separating from the rest of the country, and pulling up the drawbridge behind them. But Reeves needs to take another look at what’s going on: what about the people who produce but do not share in the surplus—or, for that matter, have any say in what happens to the surplus?Read more
We need community to stop gentrification
A rational society would not permit the amount of money one has to spend for housing to be the criterion for access to housing. The fight against gentrification as rents soar in Boyle Heights, Los Angeles shows us why affordable housing should be provided for all.Read more
Prof. Richard Wolff debates Fox's Stuart Varney
Economist and [email protected] co-founder Richard D. Wolff joined Fox Business to debate with Stuart Varney about socialism, capitalism and taxes.Read more
The Tory campaign relies entirely on your economic ignorance
"A sovereign currency issuer like the UK Government (or the US Government) has no physical limits on how much money it can create and spend. This is by definition and not a matter of opinion."
Patricia Pino explains how the UK general election exposed the ignorance of politicians and the general public around the subject of macro-economics.Read more