In this episode, we speak with Robert Hockett, Edward Cornell professor of Law at Cornell Law School. At Cornell, Hockett teaches and writes about organizational, financial, and monetary law and economics. He’s also worked as a fellow for the Century Foundation and as a consultant to a number of international financial institutions and state legislatures.
We talk with Hockett about his role in crafting the Green New Deal Resolution, his conception of finance as a franchise, and his experience as an advisor to Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez as well to Senators Sanders and Warren.
Professor Hockett’s notable publications include his essays, “
The Finance Franchise,” co-authored with Saule T. Omarova and “ The Green New Deal: Mobilizing for a Just, Prosperous, and Sustainable Economy,” co-authored with Rhiana Gunn-Wright.
About Scott Ferguson
Scott Ferguson (
) is associate professor of Film & Media Studies in the Department of Humanities & Cultural Studies at the University of South Florida. He co-directs the Modern Money Network Humanities Division and hosts the Money on the Left podcast. His book
Declarations of Dependence: Money, Aesthetics, and the Politics of Care
was published by University of Nebraska Press in 2018.
About Maxximilian Seijo
Maxximilian Seijo (
) is a Ph. D. student in Comparative Literature at the University of California at Santa Barbara. He graduated with a BA in Economics and an MA in Film & Media Studies from the University of South Florida. He is co-host of the Money on the Left podcast, junior board member of the Modern Money Network’s Humanities Division, and Research Fellow at the Global Institute for Sustainable Prosperity. His scholarship focuses on historical intersections between critical theory, modernism and heterodox political economy.
About William Saas
William Saas (
) is assistant professor of rhetoric in the Department of Communication Studies at Louisiana State University. He is also a Research Scholar for the Global Institute for Sustainable Prosperity, co-director of The Modern Money Network Humanities Division, and host of the Money on the Left podcast. His current academic work mobilizes and develops neochartalism as a theoretical framework for radical cultural, political, and rhetorical critique. He has authored or coauthored articles in
Advances in the History of Rhetoric
Dollars & Sense
Quarterly Journal of Speech
Rhetoric & Public Affairs
Western Journal of Communication