Money on the Left: History, Theory, Practice is a peer-reviewed, open access journal of scholarship in the humanities, arts, and social sciences. The journal places money’s public origins and capacities at the center of left inquiry and action. It cultivates interdisciplinary approaches to past and present, aesthetics and politics. And it advances intersectional forms of research and practice in service of a just transition from social and ecological devastation. 

Money on the Left draws principally from Modern Monetary Theory (MMT) and the constitutional theory of money, but welcomes complementary projects aiming to challenge monetary privacy and privation across socio-historical contexts. The journal invites explicit studies of money as well as investigations into how money indirectly organizes collectivities and environs. Above all, it seeks to displace the austere political and aesthetic forms of neoliberalism with capacious, equitable, and just alternatives. 

Money on the Left is published biannually.


Scott Ferguson, Associate Professor of Film & Media Studies at the University of South Florida

William Saas, Assistant Professor of Rhetoric at Louisiana State University

Maxximilian Seijo, Doctoral Student of Comparative Literature at University California, Santa Barbara

Production Staff:

Will Beaman, Associate Editor

Andrés Bernal, Associate Editor

Thomas Chaplin, Editorial Assistant

Editorial Board:

Rohan Grey, Assistant Professor of Law at Willamette University and President of the Modern Money Network (MMN)

Jamee K. Moudud, Professor of Economics at Sarah Lawrence College

David Freund, Associate Professor of History at University of Maryland, College Park

Vienne Chan, Artist

Benjamin Wilson, Associate Professor of Economics at SUNY Cortland

Jakob Feinig, Assistant Professor of Human Development at Binghamton University

Ndongo Sylla, Development Economist at the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation

Fadhel Kaboub, Associate Professor of Economics at Denison University

Mathew Forstater, Professor of Economics at University of Missouri-Kansas City

Martha McCluskey, Professor of Law at University of Buffalo

Michael LeVan, Founding editor and Editor-in-Chief of Liminalities: A Journal of Performance Studies

Sandy Darity, Samuel DuBois Cook Distinguished Professor of Public Policy at Duke University

Colleen Hooper, Assistant Professor of Dance at Park Point University

Pavlina Tcherneva, Associate Professor of Economics at Bard College

John Haskell, Senior Lecturer in Law at University of Manchester

Frank Pasquale, Professor of Law at Brooklyn Law School

Julie Mell, Associate Professor of History at North Carolina State University

Jesús Reséndiz, Economist

Lua Kamal Yuille, Professor of Law at the University of Kansas

Crystal Boch Colombini, Assistant Professor of Rhetoric at Fordham University

David Stein, UC President’s Postdoctoral Fellow in African American Studies at University of California, Los Angeles


Money on the Left is a monthly, interdisciplinary podcast hosted by Ferguson, Saas, & Seijo that reclaims money’s public powers for imaginative intersectional politics.

Hosting critical conversations with leading historians, theorists, organizers, and activists, the show develops insights from Modern Monetary Theory and constitutional approaches to money to advance new forms of left thinking and practice.

Money on the Left is the official podcast of the Modern Money Network’s Humanities Division. It is hosted by William Saas, Maxximilian Seijo and Scott Ferguson and presented in partnership with Monthly Review magazine.


Superstructure is a left MMT podcast & publishing vertical for critical theory, media culture & aesthetics that are committed to unconditional inclusion and intersectional politics. The show is hosted by Maxximilian Seijo (@maxseijo), Will Beaman (@agoingaccount) & Natalie Smith (@orangeasm), and frequently features guests.

Production Staff:

Will Beaman, Editor and Producer

Natalie Smith, Associate “Queen Cannabis” Editor

Andrés Bernal, Associate Editor

William Saas, Maxximilian Seijo, Scott Ferguson, Contributing Editors