I thought I would ask everyone a question – how did you find MMT? IMO it is really important to understand what draws people to MMT in the first place. I’m sure that such experiences can be used identify strengths and weaknesses in how MMT is being disseminated into the public.
I’ll start off with my not too interesting introduction to MMT.
This post is a general expression of my frustration with how MMT conveys concepts to the public. IMO there is some unrealistic expectations demanded of newcomers in terms of vocabulary and general decision making. There appears to be a belief particularly by academic MMTers that the public should conform to strict academic terms and definitions. MMTers should remind themselves that although words have a certain meaning in their mind, that doesn’t mean everyone else holds the same meaning. Since MMTers created the blogs in order to disseminate ideas it would serve MMT well to choose words that are best suited at conveying meaning to the public.