This simplistic, incorrect, and devastatingly neoliberal plan of instituting a Universal Basic Income will be the final blow against the public purpose and General Welfare Clause as well as an effective coup for the rightwing to establish cash payment as opposed to the services millions desperately need.
They are different, but not in the way many believe.
Patricia Pino, engineer, artist, activist and one of the hosts of The MMT Podcasts. Patricia’s focus to raise awareness, so that people are not fooled by the established economic narrative, led her to write articles for a small outlet for a couple of years explaining MMT.
The public have little appetite for economics. The Green Party, as laudably representative of the public, doesn't either, which has led to their reliance on a small group of economic advisers, including Jon Bongeovanni, Howard Switzer, Sue Peters, and Rita Jacobs. I will argue that these advisers have fundamentally misled the Green Party, imposing artificial financial constraints on the Green Party's ability to implement policies, and injecting libertarian economic ideas via fear-mongering about the national debt. Accordingly, these advisors recommend the wholesale rejection of alternative economic theories, such as MMT (Modern Monetary Theory). In this article, I will focus on Rita Jabobs' written request to "look beyond MMT" - a title that sounds innocuous enough, but which prefaces a plethora of lies and conspiracies about MMT that are an insult to the thousands of progressives who stand by it.
It’s comprehensive care, given free at the point of service. It includes everything traditional Medicare includes now, but private insurance Medigap coverage is unnecessary because it covers 100%.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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...
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.
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?