Chartalist Writings


Modern Monetary (or Money) Theory (MMT)

L. Randall Wray, Modern Money Theory Primer

L. Randall Wray, “The Rise and Fall of Money Manager Capitalism: A Minskian Approach” (2009)

Warren Mosler, “Soft Currency Economics” (1994)

Warren Mosler, “Full Employment and Price Stability” (1997)

Stephanie A. Kelton, “Behind Closed Doors: The Political Economy of Central Banking in the United States” (2005)

Bill Mitchell, “Modern Monetary Theory and Inflation”

Scott Fullwiler, “The Conscience of a Neo-liberal” (2011)

Bill Mitchell, “On Strategy and Compromise”

Raúl Carrillo, “Keeping It Real: Law, Coercion, & The Frontiers of Public Finance” (2014)

Ann Pettifor, “Out of thin air – Why Banks Must be Allowed to Create Money” (2014)

Yanis Varoufakis, “On Keynes, Marx and the value of models at a time of Crisis: A reply to David Laibman” (2012)

Cullen Roche, “The Russian Default: What Happened?”

heteconomist, “Shades of MMT in the Blogosphere” (2012)

Twentieth-Century Chartalism

Georg Knapp, The State Theory of Money (1905)

A. Mitchell-Innes, Credit and State Theories of Money: The Contributions of Mitchell-Innes (Collected writings from 1913 – 1914)

John Maynard Keynes, The Economic Consequences of the Peace (1919)

John Maynard Keynes, The General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money (1936)

Michael Kalecki, “Political Aspects of Full Employment” (1943)

Abba Lerner, “Functional Finance and the Federal Debt” (1943)

Beardsley Ruml, “Taxes for Revenue are Obsolete” (1946)

Abba A. Lerner, “Money as a Creature of the State” (1947)

Alfred S. Eichner, Collected Papers

Hyman Minsky, “The Reconsideration of Keynesian Economics” (1970)

Hyman Minsky, “The Financial Instability Hypothesis” (1992)

Wynne Godley, “Seven Unsustainable Processes” (1997)

Chartalism v. Metallism: Historical Debates

Mike Wright, “Chartalism: What is Money and from Whence it Comes”

Geoffrey Ingham, “Further Reflections on the Ontology of Money: Responses to Lapavitsas and Dodd” (2006)

Benjamin Franklin, “A Modern Enquiry into the Nature and Necessity of a Paper Currency” (1729)

Edward Kellogg, Labor and other capital: the rights of each secured and the wrongs of both eradicated (1849)

Alexander Campbell, The True Greenback: Or the Way to Pay the National Debt Without Taxes, and Emancipate Labor (1868)

William Jennings Bryan, “Cross of Gold Speech” (1895)

Daniel Carey, “Locke’s Species: Money and Philosophy in the 1690s” (2013)

L. Randall Wray, Stephanie A. Bell, and John F. Henry, “A Chartalist Critique of John Locke’s Theory of Property, Accumulation, and Money” (2000)

Bruce G. Carruthers & Sarah Babb, “The Color of Money and the Nature of Value: Greenbacks and Gold in Postbellum America”

Geoff Tily, “Keynes’s Monetary Theory of Interest”

L. Randall Wray, “Paul Samuelson on Deficit Myths”

Bill Mitchell, “Gold standard and Fixed Exchange Rates: Myths that Still Prevail” (2009)

Christine Desan, “From Blood to Profit: Making Money in the Practice and Imagery of Early America” (2008)

Christine Desan, “Money as a Legal Institution” (2013)

Christine Desan, “Creation Stories: Myths About the Origins of Money” (2013)

William Keegan, “So now Friedman says he was wrong” (2003)

Ann Pettifor, “Why I Disagree with Martin Wolf and Positive Money”

The Eurozone Crisis

L. Randall Wray, “Endgame for the Euro?” (2010)

Yanis Varoufakis & Stuart Holland, “A Modest Proposal for Overcoming the Euro Crisis” (2011)

Bill Mitchell, “Options for Europe”

Michael Hudson, “2,181 Italians Pack a Sports Arena to Learn Modern Monetary Theory: The Economy Doesn’t Need to Suffer Neoliberal Austerity” (March, 2012)

G.E. Krimpas, “The Recycling Problem in a Currency Union”

MMT on “Developing” Economies

Mathew Forstater, “Taxation and Primitive Accumulation: The Case for Africa”

James K. Galbraith & Jiaquing “Jack” Lu, “Sustainable Development and the Open-Door Policy in China” (2000)

L. Randall Wray, “MMT and External Constraints” (2014)

Mathew Forstater, “Bones for Sale: ‘Development,’ Environment and Food Security in East Africa” (2002)

Mathew Forstater, “The Job Guarantee and Municipal Confederalism,” in Michael J. Murray & Mathew Forstater, Employment Guarantee Schemes: Job Creation and Policy in Developing Countries and Emerging Markets

Warren Mosler, “The Mosler Palestinian Development Plan” (2011)

MMT on Environmental Sustainability

Bill Mitchell, “Modern Monetary Theory and Environmental Sustainability” (2012)

Mathew Forstater, “Green Jobs: Addressing the Critical Issues Surrounding the Environment, Workplace and Employment” (2004)

Mathew Forstater, “The Case for an Environmental Sustainable Jobs Program” (2005)

Yanis Varoufakis, “Think Big, Think Bold: A Green New Deal” (2014)

Michael Hoexter, “Democratizing Government Spending in an Era of Climate Change–Part 1” (2014)

Michael Hoexter, “Democratizing Government Spending in an Era of Climate Change–Part 2” (2014)

Michael Hoexter, “Naomi Klein’s “Hard-Money” Ideas Undermine Her Laudable Climate Action Goals” (2014)

MMT on Gender

Pavlina Tcherneva & L. Randall Wray, “Gender and the Job Guarantee” (2005)

Rania Antonopoulos, “The Right to a Job, the Right Types of Projects: Employment Guarantee Policies from a Gender Perspective” (2007)

Pavlina Tcherneva, “What do Poor Women Want?: Lessons from Argentina” (2012)

MMT on Race and Racism

Mathew Forstater, “Unemployment and Underemployment”

Mathew Forstater, “Jobs for All”

MMT on Occupy Wall Street

Bill Mitchell, “What is Wall Street For?” (2011)

Bill Mitchell, “An understanding of MMT can Energise the Progressive Fight Back” (2011)

Bill Mitchell, “Some Further Thoughts on the OWS Movement” (2011)

L. Randall Wray, “Occupy Wall Street: The Right Side of History” (2011)

L. Randall Wray, “Slogans for Occupy Wall Street” (2011)

Tadit Anderson, “MMT and Social Movements” (2014)

MMT & Contemporary Arts Funding

Morningside Muckracker, “Free Culture, Free Finance”

Yanis Varoufakis on Digital Economies, Art & Culture

Yanis Varoufakis,”Can the Internet Democratize Capitalism?”

Yanis Varoufakis, “Digital Economies: Markets, Money and Democratic Politics Revisited”

Yanis Varoufakis, “Of Public Phones and Besieged Humans” (2013)

Yanis Varoufakis, “Reaching for our Revolvers: How a United Europe Defused its Culture and Divided its People” (2014)

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