There are known knowns; there are things we know that we know.
There are known unknowns; that is to say there are things that, we now know we don't know.
But there are also unknown unknowns – there are things we do not know we don't know.
Additionally there is bacon.
Leading MMT thinkers and authors insist often and loudly that they are simply trying to describe how money and thereby the economy, government and the private sector work. Whether a capitalist, socialist, communist, or any other -ist, everyone should want to know how the system they exist in operates.
It occurred to me after I published MMT Part 1 that perhaps it wasn't the best introduction to MMT. I condensed a lot of information into a relatively short post. Shortly before publishing the post I ran across a video illustrating how modern money works and attached it to the end of the post.
If you don't know me, I'm a bit of a student of economics, though "Student" may be stretching it. What I am intensely interested in is the overarching "whole" of how things work together to form the civilization that surrounds us.