Money on the Left

Money on the Left
Money on the Left is a monthly, interdisciplinary podcast that reclaims money’s public powers for intersectional politics. Hosting critical conversations with leading historians, theorists, organizers, and activists, the show draws upon Modern Monetary?

No Depression in Heaven with Alison Collis Greene
Oct 15 • 71 min
We speak with historian Alison Collis Greene about what she calls the “myth of the redemptive depression.”
Money Politics before the New Deal with Jakob Feinig
Aug 30 • 72 min
Jakob Feinig joins us to discuss the history of political organizing and activism around money in the United States.
The Modern Money Movement with Andrés Bernal
Aug 15 • 75 min
We discuss the rise of the Modern Money Movement with AOC policy adviser Andrés Bernal.
Inflation & the Politics of Pricing w/ Nathan Tankus
Jun 19 • 97 min
We talk with Nathan Tankus about the historical, political, and rhetorical complexity of inflation and pricing.
Colored Property & State Debt w/ David Freund
May 16 • 63 min
We speak with David Freund about the repressed role of state money in the history of American property and race relations.
Imagining the Green New Deal w/ AOC advisor Robert Hockett
Apr 17 • 89 min
We talk with AOC Adviser Robert Hockett about the Green New Deal.
Confronting Monetary Imperialism in Francophone Africa w/ Ndongo Samba Sylla
Mar 15 • 95 min
We talk with Ndongo Samba Sylla about monetary imperialism, the CFA Franc, and the future of monetary politics in Francophone Africa.
Myth of the Medieval Jewish Moneylender w/ Julie Mell
Feb 15 • 75 min
We talk with Julie Mell about the myth of medieval Jewish money lending, the myth of barter, and the shape of modern antisemiticism.
Direct Job Creation in America w/ Steven Attewell
Jan 17 • 70 min
We discuss America’s forgotten history of direct public job creation.
Money & Power w/ Jamee Moudud
Dec 18, 2018 • 61 min
We discuss the interplay between money & power in political economy.
Digital Money Beyond Blockchain w/ Rohan Grey
Nov 14, 2018 • 78 min
We discuss digital fiat money with Modern Money Network President Rohan Grey.
Poor People’s Campaign - June 23, 2018
Oct 26, 2018 • 52 min
A montage of interviews, songs, and speeches from the 2018 Poor People’s Campaign.
Ballerinas on the Dole w/ Colleen Hooper
Oct 8, 2018 • 67 min
We discuss the history of public arts funding with Colleen Hooper.
Gender, Labor, & Law w/ Democratic Socialist Emma Caterine
Sep 8, 2018 • 67 min
We speak with Emma Caterine about money, feminism and democratic socialism.
Money as a Constitutional Project w/ Christine Desan
Aug 6, 2018 • 78 min
We discuss money’s constitutional origins with legal scholar Christine Desan.
The New Postcolonial Economics w/ Fadhel Kaboub
Jul 7, 2018 • 74 min
Fadhel Kaboub outlines a new critical approach to postcolonial political economy.
Confronting Cinema’s Fascist Unconscious
Jun 17, 2018 • 58 min
Some hot takes in addition to a lengthy discussion of fascism in cinema.
Job Guarantee as Historical Struggle w/ David Stein
May 27, 2018 • 66 min
David Stein recalls the historical struggle for full employment in the United States.