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?
Modern Money Theory: A Primer on Macroeconomics for Sovereign Monetary Systems, by L. Randall Wray (https://www.amazon.com/Modern-Money-Theory-Macroeconomics-Sovereign/dp/0230368891)
Debt: The First 5,000 Years, by David Graeber (https://www.amazon.com/Debt-First-5-000-Years/dp/1612191290)
How Government Budget Surpluses Can Cause Economic Depressions (https://www.economicsjunkie.com/government-budget-surpluses-can-cause-economic-depressions/)