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MMT Explained with Dr. Robert Murphy

The Human Action Podcast

Tags Book ReviewsCentral BanksMonetary TheoryMoney Supply

11/23/2020Jeff DeistRobert P. Murphy

Do we fund government or does government fund us? Can sovereign states issue currency at will without risk of default? Are government deficits actually a form of public wealth? And can newly issued currency (rather than taxes or bonds) be used to pay for public works, health care, college, entitlements, and guaranteed jobs? These are the arguments made by Professor Stephanie Kelton in The Deficit Myth, the latest addition to the "Modern Monetary Theory" concept. If it sounds too good to be true, it is—and Dr. Murphy joins the show to explain why.  

Read Dr. Murphy's review of The Deficit Myth at mises.org/DeficitMyth

Note: The views expressed on Mises.org are not necessarily those of the Mises Institute.
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Contact Jeff Deist

Jeff Deist is president of the Mises Institute. He previously worked as chief of staff to Congressman Ron Paul, and as an attorney for private equity clients. Contact: email; Twitter.

Contact Robert P. Murphy

Robert P. Murphy is a Senior Fellow with the Mises Institute. He is the author of numerous books: Contra Krugman: Smashing the Errors of America's Most Famous Keynesian; Chaos Theory; Lessons for the Young Economist; Choice: Cooperation, Enterprise, and Human Action; The Politically Incorrect Guide to Capitalism; Understanding Bitcoin (with Silas Barta), among others. He is also host of The Bob Murphy Show.

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