LUNCH WITH THE FT: I’m here to tell you that what you want is OK, economist Stephanie Kelton says
Kelton is to modern monetary theory what Milton Friedman was to US conservatives for 50 years: conversational, fierce and relentless
The first thing I do when Stephanie Kelton appears on a computer screen in my house is tell her how excited my whole family is to meet her. The second thing I do is listen as my two 10-year-old daughters poke their heads into camera range to correct me.
They had been excited, they say, when I first announced we would have a mystery guest for lunch — but only because they hoped it would be Billie Eilish, the 18-year-old pop star.