Money on the Left

Resisting Predatory Finance with Raúl Carrillo (Transcript)

September 02, 2020 Money on the Left
Money on the Left
Resisting Predatory Finance with Raúl Carrillo (Transcript)
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Money on the Left
Resisting Predatory Finance with Raúl Carrillo (Transcript)
Sep 02, 2020
Money on the Left

Transcript: https://mronline.org/2020/09/02/resisting-predatory-finance-with-raul-carrillo/

Raúl Carrillo, organizer for economic justice and scholar of law, race, and money, joins Money on the Left to explore the promise of the public money framework for advancing antiracist, anti-imperialist, and democratic politics across the world. We discuss how the public money or MMT perspective shapes his work as an attorney fighting against predatory finance and for an international, rights-based approach to full employment. A significant portion of the conversation is devoted also to Raúl’s ongoing critique of the “taxpayer money” trope in U.S. political culture. In both his recent article for the UCLA Criminal Law Review and a 2017 piece (coauthored with Jesse Meyerson) for Splinter, Raúl persuasively shows that the myth of “taxpayer money” is not only incorrect in operational terms. It is also a significant threat to marginalized communities and a major rhetorical obstacle for progressive politics.

Raúl Carrillo is an attorney, chair of the board of the Modern Money Network, Research Fellow with the Global Institute for Sustainable Prosperity, and member of the advisory board at Our Money. You can read his article for the UCLA Criminal Law Review here: https://escholarship.org/uc/item/7rp8g89c.
Read his article on “The Dangerous Myth of Taxpayer Money” here: https://splinternews.com/the-dangerous-myth-of-taxpayer-money-1819658902

Transcript by Rich Farrell; Graphics by Meghan Saas; Production by Alex Williams; theme music by Hillbilly Motobike.

Show Notes

Transcript: https://mronline.org/2020/09/02/resisting-predatory-finance-with-raul-carrillo/

Raúl Carrillo, organizer for economic justice and scholar of law, race, and money, joins Money on the Left to explore the promise of the public money framework for advancing antiracist, anti-imperialist, and democratic politics across the world. We discuss how the public money or MMT perspective shapes his work as an attorney fighting against predatory finance and for an international, rights-based approach to full employment. A significant portion of the conversation is devoted also to Raúl’s ongoing critique of the “taxpayer money” trope in U.S. political culture. In both his recent article for the UCLA Criminal Law Review and a 2017 piece (coauthored with Jesse Meyerson) for Splinter, Raúl persuasively shows that the myth of “taxpayer money” is not only incorrect in operational terms. It is also a significant threat to marginalized communities and a major rhetorical obstacle for progressive politics.

Raúl Carrillo is an attorney, chair of the board of the Modern Money Network, Research Fellow with the Global Institute for Sustainable Prosperity, and member of the advisory board at Our Money. You can read his article for the UCLA Criminal Law Review here: https://escholarship.org/uc/item/7rp8g89c.
Read his article on “The Dangerous Myth of Taxpayer Money” here: https://splinternews.com/the-dangerous-myth-of-taxpayer-money-1819658902

Transcript by Rich Farrell; Graphics by Meghan Saas; Production by Alex Williams; theme music by Hillbilly Motobike.