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People Must Live By Work: Direct Job Creation in America, from FDR to Reagan

Oct 19, 2018

The Second International Conference of Modern Monetary Theory


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Does Fintech Change Everything?

Jun 13, 2018 @ 6:00pm

This friendly roundtable debate explores the rise of cryptocurrency, blockchain, and related digital financial technologies, and their relationship to legal authority and state power. Co-sponsored by the New School Public and Urban Policy Doctoral Student Association.

Law and the Wealth of Nations: Finance, Prosperity, and Democracy

Jan 26, 2018

Tamara Lothian passed away in 2016, leaving behind two nearly finished books. The first of these works, Law and the Wealth of Nations: Finance, Prosperity, and Democracy, was published in 2017. On January 26, 2018, Duncan Kennedy, Mark Barenberg, Christine Desan, Robert Hockett, and Sanjay Reddy discussed Law and the Wealth of Nations, their friendship with Tamara, and what we…

MMT in the Streets–Grassroots Organizing and Mass Mobilization

Sep 24, 2017

This panel explores strategies and tactics for the popularization of MMT ideas, as well as the broader challenges and possibilities of grassroots organizing and messaging around macroeconomic issues.

Modern Money, Property Rights, and the Commons

Sep 24, 2017

This panel explores the relationship between modern money and the legal design of public and private ownership regimes regarding real estate, intellectual property, and the workplace/means of production.

Modern Money, Payment Systems, and Digital Rights

Sep 23, 2017

This panel explores the legal and technological dimensions of contemporary payments systems, including the relationship between monetary law and federal budget policy, the role of safe assets in financial market design, and the implications of digital payments technology for macroeconomic regulation and the preservation of individual freedom.

Modern Money, Financial Regulation, and Corporate Power

Sep 23, 2017

This panel explores the relationship between the Modern Money perspective and policy perspectives on corporate power, especially the power of financial institutions. How does understanding money recontextualize our understanding of corporate power? What approaches to regulating corporate power become more or less viable from a Modern Money perspective?

Towards a 21st Century Brain Trust – The Role of Lawyers in MMT

Sep 22, 2017

This panel explores the relationship between Modern Monetary Theory and legal theory, as well as the role of legal professionals in the MMT community, and lessons from prior law & economics movements for the development and operationalization of MMT ideas.

Modern Money, Courts, and Civil Rights–Against Legal Predation

Sep 22, 2017

This panel explores the interplay between the cycle of crisis, austerity, privatization, and the concomitant loss of rights for the public. How do macroeconomic policy failures proliferate specific debtor-creditor relationships? What are the legal and social consequences of increasing taxes, interest rates, and civil and criminal penalties rather than spending public money for public purpose?

The Job Guarantee Design and Human Rights

Sep 22, 2017

This panel explores ways to concretize a “right to dignified work” in the context of a Job Guarantee program. Who selects the jobs? What are the eligibility and participation requirements? How can we design JG programs that address deeper social problems related to poverty and inequality?

The First International Conference of Modern Monetary Theory


Modern Monetary Theory has transformed the economics discipline. Its influence extends beyond economics, reaching deep into the fields of law, history, finance, banking, public policy, and philosophy. Join the world’s leading MMT practitioners, and explore the cutting edge of modern economic thinking. MMN is hosting 7 interdisciplinary panels, connecting MMT to human rights, debtors’ rights, privacy rights, antitrust, public health, payments systems innovation, participatory budgeting, decarceration,…