September 16, 2020, 9pm EDT/6pm PDT
This month we welcome Fadhel Kaboub for a return appearance! Fadhel has that rare ability to talk about MMT in language engaging to newcomers and oldtimers alike.
This month he turns the MMT lens toward the developing world, discussing the Green New Deal in the context of the global South. Much discussion of combating climate change has focused on centers of power like the US; it’s time to think about a comprehensive plan that includes redesigning the global economic infrastructure to stem the historic flow of money and resources from poorer to richer countries.
Then Fadhel will talk about the Open Letter on African Economic and Monetary Sovereignty. It’s an idea that grew out of last year’s conference in Tunis, which brought MMT into the debate on political independence and post-colonial development. The conference was successful beyond expectation, and plans for a second one were underway until the pandemic interfered. To keep the discussion alive, Fadhel and his colleagues from Senegal, Tunisia, and Germany wrote a letter that has been translated into 50 languages and has more than 500 signatures of scholars, economists, and political figures from developing and former colonial nations.
Dr. Fadhel Kaboub is an Associate Professor of Economics at Denison University and President of the Global Institute for Sustainable Prosperity.