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 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
In a new study out of the Levy Economics Institute, The Macroeconomic Effects of Student Debt Cancellation, Scott Fullwiler, Stephanie Kelton, Catherine Ruetschlin, and Marshall Steinbaum examine the macroeconomic impacts of an outright cancellation on all outstanding student debt, public and private.
The report set out to answer a simple question: What if all of the $1.4 trillion in U.S. student debt went away? In this special audio clip from our upcoming episode with Stephanie Kelton on Modern Monetary Theory and budget deficit myths, we ask Professor Kelton to walk us through the findings. Check back for the full episode in the coming weeks.Read more
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.
Professor David Harvey defines Neoliberalism in less than six minutes.
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In this episode of Left Out, we sat down with Kali Akuno — the co-founder and co-directer of Cooperation Jackson. We discuss the emerging network of worker-owned cooperatives and the people behind it building an alternative, solidarity-based economy inside the majority-black and impoverished city of Jackson, Mississippi.
We then diver deeper into the different types of worker-owned cooperatives that makeup Cooperation Jackson; the importance of developing cooperatives with clear political aims; and the need for a nationwide network of cooperatives and solidarity economic institutions as a viable alternative to the exploitative nature of our current economic, social, and environmental relations.Read more
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, 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
In this episode we’re going to Cleveland, Ohio to explore the Evergreen Cooperative Initiative. Launched in 2008 as part of the broader University Circle Initiative, the three cooperatives that make up the Evergreen network are tied together by a non-profit organization called the Evergreen Cooperative Corporation. The utilization of...Read more