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The MMT Podcast offers economic analysis on current issues from a Modern Monetary Theory perspective. Aimed at anyone who has ever felt lost in the jargon used by mainstream economics commentators. We believe economics is for everyone. You can help sustain this podcast via Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/MMTpodcast
 
Pocket Change is focused on a school of economics known as Modern Monetary Theory, or MMT. MMT describes modern economies in which the national currency is fiat money that’s issued by a sovereign government. The show explains the basics of MMT and examines current events through an MMT lens.
 
A podcast hosted by mortgage broker, Marko Gelo. Born and raised in Calgary, then moved to Vancouver in 2011. Owner of dually licensed mortgage brokerage, Home Financing Solutions Inc. (a franchise of The Mortgage Centre). Mortgagenomics focuses on economics, real estate and feature segments on mortgage qualification strategies and policies. To make things a bit more interesting, Marko produces all the music tracks for the podcast. Songs are typically 1-3 minutes in duration, but may also fe ...
 
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Pre-episode Talk (up to 11 minute mark): Modern Monetary Theory, Canada's inflationary path, and my thoughts on how to position yourself on the right side of a volatile economic environment. Episode Notes: Down Payment Sliding Scales: Over the years down payment guidelines have inserted a component within the qualification criteria known as "slidin…
 
Intro (pre-amble): up to 13:10 mark of podcast (Canada's post election promises; tax the flippers, ban the foreigners, eliminate blind bidding, and increase the minimum down payment cut-off to purchase a home | is China's Evergrande shrapnel Canada bound?) Ok, so this isn’t necessarily the 100-step procedure on how to get a mortgage if you are new …
 
Christian talks with Dr Tim Rideout of the SNP Policy Development Committee and the Scottish Currency Group about the design of the Scottish Reserve Bank and more. Please help sustain this podcast! Patrons get early access to all episodes and patron-only episodes: https://www.patreon.com/MMTpodcast For an intro to MMT: Listen to our first three epi…
 
Welcome to episode 91 of Activist #MMT. Today I talk with Fadhel Kaboub about his personal story: his childhood in Saudi Arabia and Tunisia, being a parent, his love of music, and how music has become part of his parenting. Fadhel is an economics professor at Denison University in Granville, Ohio, and the president of the Global Institute for Susta…
 
Welcome to episode 90 of Activist #MMT. Today's part two of my two-part conversation with author, researcher, and entrepreneur, Brian Hanley, about his paper, The False Premises and Promises of Bitcoin. The paper, published in 2013 and last updated in 2018, is essentially a summary of Bitcoin and cryptocurrency through an MMT lens. (Here's a link t…
 
Welcome to episode 89 of Activist #MMT. Today I talk with author, researcher, and entrepreneur, Brian Hanley, about his paper, The False Premises and Promises of Bitcoin. The paper, published in 2013 and last updated in 2018, is essentially a summary of Bitcoin and cryptocurrency through an MMT lens. (Here’s a link to part one with Brian.) I’ve alw…
 
In anticipation of his keynote presentation at September’s International European MMT conference, Patricia & Christian talk to MMT founder Warren Mosler about MMT fundamentals, inflation, interest rates, Europe, environmental policy, and much more. Please help sustain this podcast! Patrons get early access to all episodes and patron-only episodes: …
 
Welcome to episode 88 of Activist #MMT. Today’s part two of my two-part conversation with all three co-authors of the 2020 paper, An Accounting Model of the U.K. Exchequer, which is published by The Gower Initiative for Modern Money Studies, or GIMMS. The three authors are Richard Tye, Andy Berkeley, and Neil Wilson. Today’s episode is part two of …
 
In anticipation of the 2nd International European MMT conference, Patricia & Christian talk to economist and author Dr Dirk Ehnts about Berlin’s housing referendum, automation, production bottlenecks, pensions, demand management, inflation, interest rates, and achieving a sustainable future. Please help sustain this podcast! Patrons get early acces…
 
Welcome to episode 87 of Activist #MMT. Today I talk with all three co-authors of the 2020 paper, An Accounting Model of the U.K. Exchequer, which is published by The Gower Initiative for Modern Money Studies, or GIMMS. The three authors are Richard Tye, Andy Berkeley, and Neil Wilson. (Here’s a link to __PART_TWO__. A link to all seven parts can b…
 
In anticipation of her upcoming keynote speech at the 2nd International European MMT conference, Patricia & Christian talk to Professor Zdravka Todorova about her work, which brings together post-Keynesian, institutionalist and feminist economics. Please help sustain this podcast! Patrons get early access to all episodes and patron-only episodes: h…
 
With real estate prices soaring across the country many applicants are seeking assistance when it comes to qualifying for a mortgage. More commonly, the assistance comes in the form of gifted down payments from the Bank of Mom & Dad, but coming in a close second these days is the addition of applicants to help combat the rigid income qualification …
 
In anticipation of his upcoming keynote speech at the 2nd International European MMT conference, Patricia & Christian talk to primary MMT academic Professor L. Randall Wray about MMT in the current context, and apply its insights to Europe. Please help sustain this podcast! Patrons get early access to all episodes and patron-only episodes: https://…
 
Patricia & Christian talk to economist and President of The Global Institute for Sustainable Prosperity Professor Fadhel Kaboub about skewed media perceptions of inflation and quantitative easing, and strategies for developing nations to build economic power. Please help sustain this podcast! Patrons get early access to all episodes and patron-only…
 
Christian talks to Gabrielle Bond and Steven Hail of the Sustainable Prosperity Action Group about their outreach work and their upcoming “Rethinking Capitalism” seminar in Melbourne. Please help sustain this podcast! Patrons get early access to all episodes and patron-only episodes: https://www.patreon.com/MMTpodcast For an intro to MMT: Listen to…
 
If you're about to secure a mortgage, here's something you might want to consider regardless of whether it's a purchase, refinance or renewal. Make the mortgage readvanceable. What does readvanceable mean? Firstly, a readvanceable mortgage starts out as a typical mortgage where a specific portion of your payment goes towards the interest charge and…
 
Welcome to episode 86 of Activist #MMT. Today’s part two of my two-part conversation with systems consultant and GIMMS associate, Neil Wilson. Neil is also the co-author of the 2020 paper, An Accounting Model of the U.K. Exchequer, which is published by The Gower Initiative for Modern Money Studies (or GIMMS). Today’s episode is also part five of a…
 
Welcome to episode 85 of Activist #MMT. Today I talk with systems consultant and GIMMS associate, Neil Wilson. Neil is also the co-author of the 2020 paper, An Accounting Model of the U.K. Exchequer, which is published by The Gower Initiative for Modern Money Studies (or GIMMS). This is part one of a two-part episode, but it's also part four of a l…
 
Welcome to episode 84 of Activist #MMT. Today’s part two of my two-part conversation with 10th-year MMT activist, Andy Berkeley. Andy has a PhD in marine sedimentology, and is a marine scientist and oceanographer by trade. He's also the co-author of the 2020 paper, An Accounting Model of the U.K. Exchequer, which is published by The Gower Initiativ…
 
Why are personal income tax documents required when qualifying for a mortgage? In most cases, personal income tax documents are required particularly when qualifying self employed applicants. But over the past few years, the Canadian mortgage underwriting standards have increasingly expanded upon its qualification criteria. As a result, the request…
 
Our next full episode will be out on 21st July 2021, but in the meantime please enjoy this conversation. Jayne Flanagan and Dallas Lewis of Modern Money Australia host a conversation between comedian and actor Luke McGregor and Professor Bill Mitchell about all things MMT, their experience in the media, and how MMT advocates might best take charge …
 
Welcome to episode 83 of Activist #MMT. Today I talk with 10th-year MMT activist, Andy Berkeley. Andy has a PhD in marine sedimentology, and is a marine scientist and oceanographer by trade. He's also the co-author of the 2020 paper, An Accounting Model of the U.K. Exchequer, which is published by The Gower Initiative for Modern Money Studies (or G…
 
If the banks say no, what is your Plan B? (and yes, there is also a Plan C) For most Canadians the end game to qualifying for a mortgage is landing with one of Canada's Prime lenders (also known as the Big 5 or 6). And along with that comes the satisfaction of defeating/fulfilling the sometimes (or more like, everytime) extraneous qualification gui…
 
Christian talks to author, documentary filmmaker, and lecturer in media Dr Matthew Alford about mass media as an institution and relates it to coverage of Modern Monetary Theory. Please help sustain this podcast! Patrons get early access to all episodes and patron-only episodes: https://www.patreon.com/MMTpodcast For an intro to MMT: Listen to our …
 
Welcome to episode 82 of Activist #MMT. Today I talk with 10th-year MMT activist, Richard Tye (Twitter/@widespreadhaze). Richard is the co-author of – and historian for – the 2020 paper called An Accounting Model of the U.K. Exchequer, which is published by The Gower Initiative for Modern Money Studies (or GIMMS). This is the first of a seven-part …
 
Patricia and Christian talk to geographer and author of 1000 Castaways Clint Ballinger about ways of understanding the relationship between commercial bank credit creation (horizontal money) and state-issued currency (vertical money) in a modern money system and much more. Please help sustain this podcast! Patrons get early access to all episodes a…
 
Welcome to episode 81 of Activist #MMT. Today is the end of the world. Wait. Let me try that again. Today is part two of my conversation with sixth-year MMT activist Andrew Chirgwin. It's a dark episode. Just letting you know. Today Andrew and I continue our conversation about how neoclassical economists don't "stay in their lane", and have essenti…
 
With over 300,000 new residents arriving to Canada (and about 400,000 expected on an annual basis for the next 2-4 years), Canada's banks have been continuously altering and modifying their lending guidelines to accommodate for immigrant-friendly mortgage qualification programs. Today, I want to talk about mortgage qualification for temporary resid…
 
Patricia and Christian talk to MMT scholar and Deficit Owl Sam Levey about recent press coverage of MMT and the late David Graeber’s Bulls**t Jobs. Please help sustain this podcast! Patrons get early access to all episodes and patron-only episodes: https://www.patreon.com/MMTpodcast For an intro to MMT: Listen to our first three episodes: https://w…
 
Welcome to episode 80 of Activist #MMT. Today I talk with sixth-year MMT activist Andrew Chirgwin. Andrew graduated from the University of Sydney with a Bachelors of Science in Chemistry and Pure Mathematics, and a masters in secondary teaching. Andrew's introduction to Modern Money Theory, or MMT, was in 2015 when he stumbled on the blog of Univer…
 
Patricia and Christian talk to author and economist Professor John T. Harvey about inflation, what mainstream neoclassical economics gets wrong, and how to put it right. Please help sustain this podcast! Patrons get early access to all episodes and patron-only episodes: https://www.patreon.com/MMTpodcast For an intro to MMT: Listen to our first thr…
 
A mortgage refinance is often a momentous and rejuvenating experience. For most homeowners it's an opportunity to reset and forge a new pathway to a more promising outcome (i.e. paying off high interest debt with low interest mortgage funds), and in the process of doing so, perhaps establishing or creating a more pronounced awareness of spending an…
 
Welcome to episode 79 of Activist #MMT. Today is part two of my two-part conversation with first-year MMT activist Katrina Pilver. It's about how she discovered the importance of economics and then MMT, and her unusually-intensive and -ambitious journey to learn MMT more deeply. After the end of our interview you will hear a brief follow up where, …
 
An extended snippet from part one of my interview with first-year MMT activist Katrina Pilver, where we gush about rapper Killer Mike. (It starts somewhere at around the 53 minute mark.) It includes the full audio of a speech inspired by James Baldwin, which used by the 2020 Bernie Sanders campaign in a powerful commercial. I had the privilege of b…
 
Patricia and Christian talk to Senegalese development economist and author Ndongo Samba Sylla about the political challenges facing countries with limited financial sovereignty and Africa’s last colonial currency - the CFA Franc. Please help sustain this podcast! Patrons get early access to all episodes and patron-only episodes: https://www.patreon…
 
I often get asked what the minimum down payment requirement is to purchase another home. And by another, I mean residing in your current home as you are and purchasing another home that you or any one of your family members will frequent at one point throughout the year...like a home away from home. For example, it may be a vacation property a coup…
 
Welcome to episode 78 of Activist #MMT. Today I talk with first-year MMT activist Katrina Pilver, about how she discovered the importance of economics and then MMT, and her unusually-intensive and -ambitious journey to learn MMT more deeply. Katrina and her partner own a soul food restaurant and ice cream truck in Connecticut, the former which they…
 
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