Monthly Archives: May 2017

Announcing the First International Conference on Modern Monetary Theory 

Economics for a New Progressive Era

University of Missouri-Kansas City

September 21–24, 2017

Conference site: mmtconference.org

With Support From

Robert Skidelsky and Morton Sosland

UMKC Economics Club

Journal of Post Keynesian Economics

Featured Speakers Include

Warren Mosler, Robert Skidelsky, Jamie Galbraith, Jan Kregel, and Randall Wray

Modern Monetary Theory has transformed the economics discipline. Its influence extends beyond economics, reaching deep into the fields of law, history, finance, banking, public policy, and philosophy. Join the world’s leading MMT practitioners, and explore the cutting edge of modern economic thinking.

Call for Papers. Submissions are welcome on any aspect of Modern Monetary Theory, such as: fiscal policy, economic development, employment policy, framing and marketing of MMT, taxation, inflation and reforming the financial system. Please send your individual abstract (200 words max) or panel submission with a short description before June 15 to [email protected].
We look forward to seeing you there!

Lawyer with Responsibility for Mortgage Crisis Appointed to Take Care of Mortgage Banks

NEP’s Bill Black appears on The Real News Network discussing Trump’s appointment of Craig S. Phillips, who contributed to the 2008 financial crisis at Morgan Stanley, to take care of FannieMae and FreddieMac. You can view with a transcript here.

The Living New Deal

Announcing the New Map of New Deal New York
Two years in the making, The Living New Deal’s newest publication, a “Map and Guide to New Deal New York,” highlights nearly 1,000 public works throughout the five boroughs and describes 50 of the city’s notable New Deal buildings, parks, murals, and other sites and artworks. The 18 x 27 inch, multi-color map folds to pocket size, while three inset maps offer walking tours of the New Deal in Central Park, and Midtown and Downtown Manhattan. Beginning this week, The Living New Deal will host events in Manhattan to celebrate the map—and New Deal New York at large. You can purchase the map, and a poster of it, here.

Culture and Space: A Case Study of the New Deal at UNC
More than any other era in US history, the New Deal supported the development of new work in the arts. Two scholars at the University of North Carolina have compiled, “The Forest Theatre, Expressive Landscape, and the New Deal at UNC Chapel Hill,” a bibliographic essay exploring the relationship between New Deal structures and cultural projects at that campus, with special focus on the relationship between space and performance undertaken at the Forest Theatre. The essay suggests potential avenues for further research into the New Deal, emphasizing the politics of place and the arts, during the New Deal era. Read the entire essay.

Provided by: The Living New Deal