The Working Families Party's endorsement of Elizabeth Warren for President in September 2019 provoked a massive protest by Bernie Sanders supporters. But this wasn't a case of sour grapes -- there was a lack of transparency that made this endorsement suspect.
In part 2 of our interview Rohan Grey talks about debt, public banking, the Green New Deal, and the job guarantee. He dispels some notions about robots and the UBI. (Podcast)
Real Progressives will host a live event for Harrisburg residents to discuss the economic implications of the Green New Deal with federal spending information and local considerations for job growth, tax implications and actions that can be taken by individuals.The Harrisburg seminar, on Satrueday, October 19, is the first of several planned around the country, will be streamed live and available for on-demand viewing for world-wide dissemination to a global audience across Real Progressives’ social media platforms on Facebook, YouTube and Twitter.
Take one economics professor, one founder of a non-profit, independent, educational media outlet, one Harrisburg activist and several local environmentalists, and what have you got? Talent, power and real life stories, blended with the knowledge of knowing how today’s economy works and the power of the people who fuel that economy.
Rohan Grey takes us from the origins of the US dollar through the history of American banking. In the process we get a fascinating look at the class struggle leading to the development of the Fed and persisting to this day. (Podcast)
Real Progressives will facilitate live and on-demand coverage of the annual MMT Conference, streaming segments of the conference and capturing video for world-wide dissemination of conference lectures and breakout sessions that focus on serious economic questions pertaining to Climate Change, Social Justice, Income Inequality and Digital Commerce.
Barack Obama has warned progressives to avoid in-fighting - "circular firing squads" - that weaken the overall progressive effort. Where, though, should we compromise? Where should we hold firm? Where do we draw the line between purity and pragmatism? Nathan Locke proposes a simple, common-sense litmus test.
Many see Flint, Michigan as a case of unfortunate oversight where thousands were sickened and poisoned by the city's drinking water. It was, in fact, a case of blatant racism on an environmental level, austerity and neoliberlism.
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.
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.
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%.
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.
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...