Dispatch From the Trenches Part 1: Classism, Paternalism, Neoliberal Assault On the Poor and UBI As the Deus Ex Machina

Warren Buffet famously said, “There’s class warfare, alright, but it’s my class, the rich class, that’s making war, and we’re winning.” Indeed. The War on the Poor has been going on for the past 40+ years, if not longer, starting with the Powell Memo which served as the blueprint for successfully waging that war.

The Changing Face of MMT

Look under all the filters for the real picture.

The Progressive Compass - Newsletter, August 2019

We highlight economic justice as it applies the Green New Deal; schedule of MMT lecture; and a petition to stop USDA from removing three million off SNAP. Read the latest MMT Counterstrike, meme and select original content.

The Progressive Compass - Newsletter, July 2019

In this issue we highlight PRIDE Month and our Equality Pillar as well as top news, MMT Counterstrikes, and a selection of Real Progressives' best original content.

Ben Shapiro, Distorted Logic, and the War on America’s Poor

Ben Shapiro's latest statement about the employment situation in America is ignorant. But is it part of a bigger plan to dismantle the power of grassroots activists and maintain the power imbalance between wealthy and poor people?

3rd International MMT Conference 2019

Announcing the 3rd International MMT Conference! This year's exciting agenda includes "MMT and the Green New Deal," "Money, Race and Civil Rights,"  "Digital Money and the Future" -- and so much more.

How Social Work School Turned Me into a Progressive

I've been a progressive all my life, but it wasn't until I went to social work school that I learned what that meant and why I needed to get involved with politics. Learn how social work school changed my life and helped me develop a broader understanding of how to empower young people.

The Bernie Factor in Modern Monetary Theory

Does it make me crazy to hear Bernie Sanders talk about how he is going to pay for his programs?

Propaganda, Revelations & Prosperity: The End of Neoliberalism with Scott Ferguson

In a favorite episode of Macro 'n Cheese podcast, Scott Ferguson brings vivid insights on neoliberalism and the ways in which it thoroughly permeates our culture.

My family Looks Like the One the El Paso Shooter Hated

The El Paso shooter was radicalized by white supremacy and it's legimization by the current leadership. This is what it means to real life people, not the abstract idea.

What is the difference between Monetary Policy and Fiscal Policy – Part II

What is the difference between Monetary Policy and Fiscal Policy – Part II

What Freedom?

Another Fourth of July has come and gone, and with it another bombastic celebration of freedom. Freedom is one of our most celebrated ideals, and for good reason. These days, though, it seems actual freedom is in fairly short supply; and, depending on who you ask, it can mean different things. Nathan Locke explores how the trappings of freedom have obscured the essence of it in this reflection.

Americans Face Brutality, Arrest at Carrizo Springs Detention Center Protest

Protests have erupted around the country as Americans are increasingly alarmed at the conditions being reported in immigrant detention centers. The situation grows more dire as reports of injury, death, sexual assaults, and the separation of children from families reach the public through various advocacy groups and public officials. Some protestors have been arrested, but no where else have allegations of brutatlity surfaced until the July 3 events unfolded in Carrizo Springs, Texas.

Are “Last Chance Agreements” Anything More Than An Employer Trick?!

The State of New York, where I live and operate a law office, is known as a “right to work” State. It is interesting to note how the powers-that-be flip terms on their head. A “right to work” State must mean that everyone is entitled to employment, right?! Well no...

Language Policing and the Dynamics of Power and Privilege

This wasn't what I had originally planned to write about tonight. But since it came up that a well-respected member of Real Progressives was tone-policed by some economically privileged allies, I'm addressing the problem of tone policing, why it has no place in our movement, and how allies need to take their allyship to our common progressive goals seriously instead of treating this as just another feel-good, boutique activism project.

The Progressive Compass - Newsletter, June 2019

Select articles, videos, memes and podcasts to share with friends. It includes articles on economic concepts, world events, heath and wellbeing, and much more.

The Financial War Against Universal Healthcare

Health insurance is the business that fuels campaigns as well as news media through massive network ad buys, seeping into nearly every level of our democratic process, affecting how and why decisions are made on Capitol Hill, the newsroom, and even at the local party level. So how can advocates of Medicare for All hope to prevail?

Grumbine Dismantles the Neoliberal Patriarchy

What was supposed to be an informal debate on the program to discuss fiscal policy on a national level, quickly became a lecture as co-host, Joe Kernen, chose to belittle Dr. Kelton at every turn, going so far as to admit that he was, “mansplaining”.

Republicans Against MMT Need To Take a Seat

A treatise, in answer to Katia Dmitrieva's Bloomberg article, on why the five Republicans against MMT need to take a seat, and why (AGAIN) we the People need to know how our economy really works.

AMA Protest in Chicago by Coalition Groups

Chicago played host to the American Medical Association’s annual conference which wrapped up on Saturday June 8. The AMA has drawn sharp criticism from national organizations who disagree with the professional association’s role as detractors for Medicare for All, a distinctly popular proposal for a national healthcare plan.

MMT and CONSCIOUSNESS EVOLUTION

Learn MMT and break free from the money matrix.

What is the difference between Monetary Policy and Fiscal Policy – Part I

What are monetary policy and fiscal policy, and how do they differ? In this multi-part series, we’ll define these two types of economic policy, and explain their implementation and efficacy. With a little history to provide context and help you understand not just what these policies are, but their impact on our lives, this series gives a deeper understanding of MMT, and economic policy in general!

The Irresistible Allure of Debunking MMT Hit Pieces: A Response to Peter Diekmeyer

So, tell me who has ALREADY made out big from MMT? Special interests. The big campaign donors. Decidedly NOT the people.

Fight For The Future All-Day Epic Livestream June 11, 2019

Our own Savage Joy will appear on Fight For Our Future at 5:30pm Eastern. She will be one of multiple internet stars, senators and public figures fighting to defend net neutrality in this epic livestream from 8am-6pm Eastern.

Neighbors Without Homes - Part Three

Are you willing to be open to ideas that could reshape your priorities? Reach for tools within your grasp.

Free Electoral College for Everyone!

A comprehensive explanation regarding the electoral college, and  a few of the original intents of the founding fathers of our Constitution, as found in their communications.

The Progressive Compass - Newsletter, May 2019

Select articles, videos, memes and podcasts to share with friends include economic concepts explained in ways many can easily understand, pivoting points in this current election cycle, RP event info. and much more.