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Modern Monetary Theory - Rebutted! (Amagi Podcast @ Think Liberty – Episode 5)

9/19/2018
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Nima and Dylan discuss criticisms of MMT. Sources: MMT: A Rebuttal To The Theory & It’s Primary Stances (https://think-liberty.com/opinion/mmt-challenged/) Debt: The First 5,000 Years (https://www.amazon.com/Debt-First-5-000-Years/dp/1612191290) Tragedy & Hope (https://www.infowarsstore.com/infowars-media/books/tragedy-hope.html)

Duration:01:20:05

MMT vs Bitcoin & Other Private Currencies (Amagi Podcast @ Think Liberty – Episode04)

9/12/2018
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Nima and Dylan discuss cryptocurrencies and other private currency concepts, and whether or not those are consistent with Modern Monetary Theory (MMT). References: How the Fiat Money System Can Explain Bitcoin's Value (https://beinglibertarian.com/fiat-money-system-can-explain-bitcoins-value/) Empiricism Shatters the Barter Theory of Money (https://www.economicsjunkie.com/empiricism-shatters-barter-theory-money/)

Duration:00:43:06

Sectoral Balances & Eurozone Madness! (Amagi Podcast @ Think Liberty – Episode03)

9/5/2018
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Nima and Dylan discuss the sectoral balance equation and how it helps us explain the Greek and other debt crises in Europe. Sectoral balanced and private saving: https://www.economicsjunkie.com/sectoral-balances-and-private-saving/ Sectoral balances in Europe: https://econoblog101.wordpress.com/2016/07/14/sectoral-balances-of-the-eurozone/ Sectoral balances overview: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sectoral_balances

Duration:00:49:24

The Federal Job Guarantee (Amagi Podcast @ Think Liberty - Episode02)

9/4/2018
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In Episode 2 Nima of EconomicsJunkie.com and Dylan of the Volitional Science Network discuss Modern Monetary Theory (MMT), in particular the so called Federal Job Guarantee. Topics discussed: What is unemployment? Does the state have a responsibility to address it? Can such a program work in a libertarian small government? And who's going to pay for it all? References: Modern Money Theory: A Primer on Macroeconomics for Sovereign Monetary Systems, by L. Randall Wray...

Duration:00:41:23

Original Sins Of Libertarian Thought (Amagi Podcast @ Think Liberty - Episode01)

8/23/2018
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In our first episode of the new weekly Amagi podcast on the Think Liberty network, Dylan and Nima discuss common libertarian myths and misconceptions about the economic system.

Duration:01:37:38

Think Liberty: #MMT, #Bitcoin & Dune!

8/7/2018
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Nima Mahdjour of EconomicsJunkie & Dylan Moore of the Volitional Science Network discuss Modern Monetary theory, cryptocurrency, politics, and philosophy on the Think Liberty podcast.

Duration:01:43:06

Social Security And Medicare Going Broke??

6/8/2018
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Social Security And Medicare Going Broke?? by Nima Mahdjour

Duration:00:37:47

Why Bitcoin Has Value (An #MMT View)

6/7/2018
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Dylan Lawrence Moore of the Volitional Science Network and Nima Mahdjour of EconomicsJunkie.com discuss the "Bitcoin Bubble" and why bitcoin, or any cryptocurrency, has any value. What is the value of bitcoin and cryptocurrency? What gives it that value? Is bitcoin an actual currency? Viewed from the lens of Modern Monetary Theory.

Duration:00:39:13

Why The US Dollar WON'T Collapse - Rebuttal To Mike Maloney And Stefan Molyneux

3/27/2018
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A rebuttal to "Why the US Dollar Will Collapse" with Mike Maloney interviewed by Stefan Molyneux on Freedomain Radio. Mike and Stef cover various economic issues from a classical/Austrian viewpoint of economics which all draw the same conclusion: the US dollar is going to collapse SOON. Watch their video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S_ZPh1OkL-s Dylan Moore of the Volitional Science Network and Nima Mahjour of economicsjunkie.com provide evidence to rebut many of the points brought...

Duration:01:39:26

What Are The Causes Of Inflation? Its Not Money Supply

3/27/2018
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Dylan and I discuss various theories about the reasons for inflation. It's not just the money supply and it's not just the invisible hand. In fact, money supply seems to have very little to do with it. Wray's Paper on Inflation: http://www.economicsjunkie.com/alternative-inflation-theories/

Duration:01:18:51

The Federal Job Guarantee - What Heresy Is This?!? (#MMT For Conservatives Part 4)

3/26/2018
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The Federal Job Guarantee - What Heresy is This? Dylan Moore of the Volitional Science Network and Nima Mahjour of EconomicsJunkie.com go over the basics of libertarian and Austrian thought on the role government plays in the economy. A philosophical analysis of negative and positive rights tells us that any time the government gets involved in PROVIDING something, it must be inherently oppressive because someone need merely demand it to create an obligation on the government to provide it,...

Duration:00:31:23

Keep The Deficit And Eliminate All The Taxes - Warren Mosler(#MMT For Conservatives Part 3)

3/26/2018
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Dylan Moore of the Volitional Science Network and Nima Mahdjour of EconomicsJunkie.com welcome WARREN MOSLER to the Volitional Science Network. Warren is the founder of Modern Monetary Theory and the foremost expert on the subject. Warren weighs on the several subjects we have covered up until this point, as well as dropping several bombshells about the functioning of the economy and the utter incompetence driving most economic problems. We cover: -Why MMT is so distasteful to conservatives...

Duration:01:10:53

What Youve Never Been Told About The Economy (#MMT For Conservatives Part 2)

3/26/2018
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Dylan Moore of the Volitional Science Network and Nima Mahjour of EconomicsJunkie.com go over the basics of MMT: what you've never been told about the economy. -The concept of Credit Money and the Statist origins of money -Sectoral Balances: how foreign trade can affect money supply and economic conditions -Floating vs. Fixed Currency Systems: the arbitrariness of the gold standard -Why do governments sell bonds? Do they actually fund spending? No. They are essentially risk-free assets for...

Duration:00:53:16

Gold Isnt Money And The National Debt Is Great (MMT For Conservatives!)

3/26/2018
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Gold isn't money. The national debt is great. Federal surpluses crash the economy. Taxes don't fund spending. ...what is this nonsense? Trust us! It makes sense once you understand the pieces. Dylan and Nima discuss MMT basics from a conservative standpoint. How Government Surpluses Can Cause Economic Depressions: http://www.economicsjunkie.com/government-budget-surpluses-can-cause-economic-depressions/ Capacity Utilization: Total Industry https://fred.stlouisfed.org/series/TCU Source:...

Duration:01:01:49

Why We Need A National Deficit & Why Austerity Is Killing Greece

3/4/2017
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~~WHY WE NEED A NATIONAL DEFICIT & WHY AUSTERITY IS KILLING GREECE~~ Dylan Moore and Nima Mahjour discuss why modern nations need national decifits through the lens of Modern Monetary Theory (MMT), and what function it performs in society. Many find MMT confusing due to its usage of words like "debt", "deficit", "deficit", "budget", and "surplus". It turns out these words to normal people have completely opposite meanings to the federal government. Confused? This excellent starting point to...

Duration:00:47:22

Why Donald Trump Can't & Shouldn't Balance The Budget

2/10/2017
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Dylan Lawrence Moore interviews Nima Mahdjour with EconomicsJunkie.com to discuss Modern Money Theory and why it is so dangerous to "balance the federal budget". It is typical for conservative administrations to attempt to practice "sound economics" by balancing the budget. However, the rules for economy function differently with the federal government than they do for the rest of us. Nima uses MMT to describe what's going on in the current economy. Sources for the discussion: 17:35 - How...

Duration:00:35:51

#UCBerkeley #MiloRiot Aftermath - Eyewitness Testimony

2/4/2017
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Nima (@EconomicsJunkie) and his friend Warren call into Stefan Molyneux's Freedomain Radio (http://freedomainradio.com) to share what they saw at the UC Berkely terrorist attacks that shut down Milo Yiannopoulos's scheduled speech on February 1st 2017.

Duration:07:20:36

#UCBerkeley #MiloRiot - Conversation With Eyewitness

2/4/2017
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Dylan Lawrence Moore interviews Nima Mahdjour about his experience at the UC Berkeley Riots which canceled the Milo Yiannopoulos speaking event on 2/1/2017. Nima is a Bay Area entrepreneur and investor who writes about freedom and economics on EconomicsJunkie.com. He's also a contributor at BeingLibertarian.com (https://beinglibertarian.com/author/ma/). Here is the YouTube clip: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k3gGOBKSKwE

Duration:00:34:25

President #Trump Kills #TPP; What Does It Mean For Global #Trade?

1/25/2017
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We discuss the implications of killing the Trans Pacific Partnership on global trade and other things. Sources: http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2015/11/10/sen-jeff-sessions-tpp-does-not-protect-interests-of-the-american-people/ http://neweconomicperspectives.org/2015/03/thoughts-about-the-trans-pacific-partnership.html

Duration:00:43:04

What Exactly Is The Gold Standard And Is It Possible To Implement Today?

1/25/2017
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I sat down with my fellow "BeingLibertarian.com" contributors Baland and Arthur for a great discussion about monetary policy and public finance. Sources: http://www.economicsjunkie.com/empiricism-shatters-barter-theory-money/ https://www.amazon.com/Modern-Money-Theory-Macroeconomics-Sovereign/dp/0230368891

Duration:01:35:45