Voting Early in Nevada

One Voter’s Personal Experience - Mine

Resources NOT Dollars

Money has no power without labor, raw materials, ideas, and other resources.

The Need For a General Strike in the US

We need much more than having political figures fighting for us. We need a general strike.

Book Review: Lagoon by Nnedi Okorafor

It’s up to a famous rapper, a biologist, and a rogue soldier to handle humanity’s first contact with an alien ambassador—and prevent mass extinction—in this novel that blends magical realism with high-stakes action.

February 19: National Outreach Call featuring Lua Kamál Yuille and Mat Forstater

Join Real Progressives and Real Progress in Action volunteers on Wednesday, February 19th, at 9 pm ET for a Zoom call presentation. Special guests Lua Kamál Yuille and Mat Forstater will discuss uniting and fighting for social and economic justice in the age of Trump.

Information Nation

“Ocean's dying, plankton's dying... it's people. Soylent Green is made out of people. They're making our food out of people. Next thing they'll be breeding us like cattle for food. You've gotta tell them. You've gotta tell them!” 

What Dr. King Really Wanted

We don’t really recognize the economic movement that Dr. King tried to establish nor do we pay enough attention to his prophetic words on the dangers of centrism.

The United States is a Rogue State – And This Cannot End Well

A “rogue state” is defined as “a nation or state regarded as breaking international law and posing a threat to the security of other nations.”

Medicaid Cuts, MMT, and Medicare for All

New York State governor Andrew Cuomo recently announced cuts to Medicaid. This wouldn't happen in a federally funded health care program --here's why.

National Outreach Call - Framing MMT with Bill Mitchell

What makes the world go ‘round? If you believe it is money, you will want to join Real Progressives and special guest, Professor Bill Mitchell, on a Zoom call on Wednesday, January 22nd at 9 pm EST.

Reclaiming The Brexit With Bill Mitchell (Audio Transcript)

In April of 2018, Jacobin Magazine published “Why the Left Should Embrace Brexit,” which made the case for this radical break from neoliberalism. To gain perspective on Labour’s trouncing in the recent elections, we called upon our friend, Bill Mitchell, one of the co-authors.

FJG vs. UBI: An MMT Perspective

"Give a man a fish, and he will eat for a day. Teach a man to fish, and he will eat for a lifetime."

I Work for a Health Insurance Company. My Kids Are on Medicaid. The System Is Broken.

hen the health insurance companies began to merge with others. There were ongoing lay-offs and consistent changes, and nothing ever felt permanent or stable. These distractions allowed corporations to increase healthcare insurance premiums consistently.

Washington State: Coffee, Weed, and Police Brutality

Nothing better exemplifies the differences between those with privilege and those without than how marginalized members of the community are treated by police.

Fridays For Future

While most Americans were passing out from food comas after a heartwarming Thanksgiving Day dinner on Thursday night in the US, it was already Friday, the 29th of November here in South Australia, and we were striking in front of SA’s Parliament House as part of Fridays for Future.

Black Hole in the Budget

There is a black hole in the budget at the center of our national economy, exerting a constant pull on the nation’s resources to forever feed its insatiable appetite. 

Five (5) Things to read to Understand Modern Money (MMT)

Originally written for an Australian audience, this article contains the essential social media readings on Modern Monetary Theory. The links within it are not intended to replace scholarly work which is much more comprehensive and explanatory. This article has previously been published on LinkedIn and Australian Real Progressives.

Flint Part 2, Environmental Racism and Economic Disparities: Could the Green New Deal Have Protected the Residents of Flint?

In Flint, Part 1, we looked at what happened in Flint, Michigan, and the state government measures that highly impacted the residents. We continue now with part 2, which looks at the environmental racism and economic disparities and asks whether the Green New Deal could have protected the city.

The Road to Harrisburg: Behind the Scenes of an Event That Almost Didn’t Happen

Activism is about more than huge rallies. It's about doing what you can - with the resources you have - to carry the truth to the people. This is one activist's boots-on-the-ground account of pulling together a local event.

RP's Own Kerri Barber Talks About What Nonprofit Certification Means for Real Progressives!

COO Kerri Barber talks about all the new happenings at Real Progressives and the launch of our new activist organization, Real Progress in Action.

The Leisure Agenda Details Policy for Overworked US Workers

The People’s Policy Project in collaboration with the Gravel Institute issued their first policy paper this week, “The Leisure Agenda,” which details the longer work hours and lost productivity American workers face from being overworked and paid less than peers in other countries. 

Of Lies And Deceit

There were two military offensives against Iraq: "Desert Storm" (1990) and "Shock and Awe" (2003). Many have forgotten the first which was upstaged by the artifice of the second -- 13 years later. Both were manufactured events.

Real Progressives Welcomes Warren Mosler to National Outreach Call

Real Progressives welcomes Warren Mosler to the National Outreach Call scheduled on November 11 at 9:00 pm Eastern to discuss his work on Modern Monetary Theory (MMT), the basis for macroeconomic fiscal policy using currency analysis. The call is open to the public.

A Global Industrial Revolution is Underway

The ideas behind the Green New Deal aren't just realistic - they're real, too. The "Third Industrial Revolution," championed by Jeremy Rifkin, is rolling out across the planet as we speak. This article examines the technological and structural specifics of this movement.

Bill Mitchell and Louisa Connors: Framing MMT Requires A Language Shift

A 2017 article by Louisa Connors and William Mitchell suggests that progressives need to change the way they talk about policy proposals to bring them in line with Modern Monetary Theory. Read on to learn the basics of their argument and why and how progressives should reframe this debate.

Press Release - Real Progressives Announces Launch of New Venture

Real Progressives announced today the creation of a new nonprofit corporation to help match activists and progressive causes with policy makers, media outlets and academic experts to help create actionable policy from a sound financial framework.  This unprecedented effort with a mission to facilitate dialog and work groups to assist academics within the Modern Monetary Theory discipline to fundamentally address the ubiquitous question of how progressive policy can be paid for within a sovereign fiat currency system.

The Working Families Party Endorsement of Elizabeth Warren Creates a Controversy of Transparency

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.

Behind The Curtain

Democracy may be dead and buried, but the pageantry of it will forever be reanimated posthumously.

The Johnson Amendment

LBJ's knotty legacy is entangled with voting rights and Vietnam, but what does it have to do with mega-churches and superstar evangelists?