Just want to say thanks to a few people for helping me understand macroeconomics and teaching me #MMT , and I need to start with @StevenHailAus - a great communicator who has always been there to answer questions personally and in depth. Thanks, Steven!
Also joint top of the list is @sdgrumbine and @elliswinningham - unrelenting energy, courage, passion and outspokenness. Guys, thanks for teaching me #MMT and making it 🤘
Now I’m onto thanking people who probably don’t know they taught me #MMT: of course @wbmosler (thanks for 7 Deadly Innocent Frauds, and the “guy with the gun” - that was my lightbulb moment!)
Thanks to @billy_blog for teaching me #MMT (“the government makes sure 100% of wool is employed, why not people?”)
Thanks also to @FadhelKaboub for being so generous with his time, being a great #MMT teacher and being such a great guest on the @MMTpodcast
And very, very importantly, as anyone who is learning #MMT knows, it gets lonely, so I’m so grateful to @PatriciaNPino for being my partner in crime on the @MMTpodcast. It’s a pleasure and a privilege to have met her and to work with her. Thanks P-Dawg! X
I’ve barely made a dent in the list of people I need to thank for helping me with #MMT, but I have to break for now, b/c Die Hard is on + I’m getting a bit squiffy. Just wanted to say that all the people I’ve mentioned here are role models and an inspiration to me. Thanks guys!
And if I may be so bold: Yippie-Ki-Yay MotherFudgers! Xx
(In case you don’t know, #MMT = Modern Monetary Theory and I reckon grasping MMT is vital to saving society and the planet. More here if you get time: pileusmmt.libsyn.com )

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Nov 1, 2018
Dear non-MMT economists,

I’m sorry that your feelings are getting hurt lately.

I know you think all MMT advocates act and speak as one, so here, let me treat you all as one entity and tell you on behalf of all of us, why sometimes we might come across a bit testy.
We study, we learn, the clock is ticking. We lose our jobs, our standard of living declines, our public services are deliberately underfunded to the point of collapse and those least able to fend for themselves in our communities suffer and die.
Year on year, the vulnerable suffer and die because of some numbers on a spreadsheet at a central bank, and the way you talk about them.

No-one is paying us to learn. No one is paying us a nice salary to unquestioningly repeat orthodoxies, or we’d all be calm like you.
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