MMT founding father, Warren Mosler, explains Modern Monetary Theory (MMT). He says it’s about sequence. Governments don’t need to borrow or tax before they spend, if they issue their own currency. The economy needs the government money, not the other way around. Most politicians don’t understand how the monetary system works, also for example the way how banks create money.
As this interviewer shows, it is quite possible to talk to Warren Mosler and still not agree with nor understand what he is saying. The mind with preconceived notions is very hard to change. As this interviewer implies, “Yes, Warren Mosler, Modern Monetary (Money) Theory changes everything, but all the ideas I have had before knowing MMT still hold.” It is just so funny to hear it. I am sure I suffer from the same problem.