Join author Stephanie Kelton for a discussion of her book, The Deficit Myth. Stephanie is in conversation with David Cay Johnston.
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The leading thinker and most visible public advocate of modern monetary theory – the freshest and most important idea about economics in decades – delivers a radically different, bold, new understanding of how to build a just and prosperous society. Through illuminating insights about government debt, deficits, inflation, taxes, the financial system, and financial constraints on the federal budget, this book dramatically changes our understanding of our government’s spending and points a new way forward for dealing with important issues such as poverty, inequality, tackling climate change, creating jobs, and building infrastructure.
Stephanie Kelton, former chief economist of the United States Senate Budget Committee, is a professor of economics and public policy at Stony Brook University. Politico recognized her as one of the fifty people across the country most influencing the political debate, and Bloomberg named her one of the fifty people who defined 2019. Dr. Kelton was a contributing writer for Bloomberg, and her op-eds appear in the New York Times, the Washington Post, and the Los Angeles Times.
David Cay Johnston received a Pulitzer Prize for New York Times articles displaying “exquisite command” of tax law. He is the bestselling author of Perfectly Legal, Free Lunch, and The Fine Print and two international bestsellers books about Donald Trump. Johnston is now editor-in-chief at DCReport.org and in his 10th year as a Syracuse University law school lecturer teaching the business, property and tax law of the ancient world and legal theory.
Recorded June 10, 2020