Reclaiming the Tax: Foregrounding the Public Covenant

By Maxximilian Seijo, a graduate student in the Humanities & Cultural Studies Department at the University of South Florida. On November 15th, 2017, Paul Ryan spoke on the House floor in support of the Foundations for Evidence-Based Policymaking Act. He said: I want to especially thank Senator Patty Murray for her willingness to work together … More Reclaiming the Tax: Foregrounding the Public Covenant

Modern Money and the Future of the Aesthetic

By Scott Ferguson, Aesthetics is an expansive and foundational category of modern life, organizing our thoughts, institutions, and practices. As a professor of film and media studies, I typically engage aesthetics through the history of moving images. Here, however, I wish to question the political and historical construction of the aesthetic more broadly. My contention is … More Modern Money and the Future of the Aesthetic

Call For Papers: Money on the Left – Word, Image, & Praxis

Location: University of South Florida (Tampa, Florida) Date: March 9, 2018 Hosts: Scott Ferguson & William Saas Sponsors: Modern Money Network: Humanities Division Co-Sponsors: Modern Money Network, Department of Humanities & Cultural Studies (University of South Florida), Binzagr Institute for Sustainable Prosperity Submit proposals (250-word abstract, brief bio, and CV) to sferguson@usf.edu by January 15, … More Call For Papers: Money on the Left – Word, Image, & Praxis

The Real Economic Consequences of Martin Luther

By Brendan Cook, Instructor, Department of Humanities & Cultural Studies, University of South Florida, and Scott Ferguson, Assistant Professor, Department of Humanities & Cultural Studies, University of South Florida & Research Scholar, Binzagr Institute for Sustainable Prosperity. Both authors are founding members of the Modern Money Network: Humanities Division. Lo, Christ is never strong in … More The Real Economic Consequences of Martin Luther

Fadhel Kaboub on An Affordable Job Guarantee Program

Tuesday October 17, 2017 at 7pm (see livestream link below), 1717 Brittain Road, Akron, Ohio 44310 Fadhel Kaboub, Associate Professor of economics at Denison University, and President of the Binzagr Institute for Sustainable Prosperity The talk will present the basics of Modern Monetary Theory (MMT) and demonstrate that the US can implement true full employment … More Fadhel Kaboub on An Affordable Job Guarantee Program

Some Remarks on MMT & Marxism in Light of David Harvey’s “Marx, Capital, and the Madness of Economic Reason”

By Scott Ferguson, Epicurus supposed that even in the midst of the void the atoms declined slightly from the straight line, and from this, he said, arose freedom. -Pierre Bayle, quoted by Karl Marx Money is no object. -Stephanie Kelton Viewed from afar, Modern Monetary Theory (MMT) and Marxism appear opposed. Contemporary Marxists such as … More Some Remarks on MMT & Marxism in Light of David Harvey’s “Marx, Capital, and the Madness of Economic Reason”