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?

Our Disposable Culture

Writing in sand is another form of censorship.

A Green New Tomorrow: A Survival Guide with Rohan Grey

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)

Duchaich (DOO-kay-ach): Walking in Two Worlds

Four indigenous women answer ten questions on politics and activism. Carolina Arellano, Shaylon Stolk, Donna Hale-Wolcott, and Ruth Oskolkoff respond in honor of Indigenous Persons Day.

Real Progressives to Host Green New Deal and Financing Event

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.

Green New Deal - Our Path to Progress

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.

The Legal Nature of Money and the History of the Federal Reserve with Rohan Grey

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 to Provide Media Coverage of Annual MMT Conference

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.   

Progressives, Purity, and Pragmatism

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.

How I Wasn't Arrested For Voter Fraud

This country is broken. Imagine that I, a serial voter-fraud committer, can stalk the highways and byways of this great nation is proof!

Flint: A Case of Austerity, Neoliberalism, and Environmental Racism

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.

White Paper: Modern Monetary Theory (MMT)

The purpose of this white paper is to publicly present the fundamentals of MMT. It is a work in progress.

Neoliberalism at Work through the Universal Basic Income

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.

My Journey from Allende to Sanders

A Chilean immigrant hears Bernie speak and remembers her father's tales of hope and possibility.

MMT isn't 'Close', it's 'Here'.

As soon as you read "MMT May One Day Be", you know the author either doesn't understand MMT, or doesn't want you to.

How Compromise Killed the New Deal Coalition

FDR made a fatal error when he backed off of anti-lynching legislation to appease Southern Democrats. Today's progressives can make a new, stronger coalition that isn't tainted by racism.

MMT Across the Pond with Patricia Pino

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.

Why Seniors Need New And Improved Medicare For All

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%.

The Changing Face of MMT

Look under all the filters for the real picture.

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.