Towards a reading list

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A new commentator has said this morning:

Thanks to your writings on this blog, I am interested in learning about modern monetary theory in some detail. Doubtless your “The Joy of Tax” will contain a fair bit about it (and I will be getting my hands on a copy as soon as I can), but can you recommend any other books on the subject of MMT for the (mathematically literate, in my case) layman? For that matter, do you by chance have any other texts you regard as essential for non-specialists? Thank you very much.

A reading list is one of those things I keep on thinking of doing, and don’t achieve.

I know we have been here before. But suggestions please? And maybe they could then go in the Wiki (which is another thing I mean to do, and don’t get round to doing).

I would nominate my own books. But what then?

Steve Keen, Debunking Economics is my first choice for the vaguely mathematically literate.

Now, what would you add? I don’t want to dominate this, partly for my own interest.

And is there a volunteer who might then like to write it all up? I would be happy to include links to a vendor, but not Amazon, for obvious reasons. Waterstones would do for me: at least it keeps books on the High Street as well.