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.

Neoliberalism's Destructive Path: Part 2

The Role of Media As a Tool Of Neoliberalism In Disappearing the Poor and Ushering In the Police State

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.

Neoliberalism’s Destructive Path: Part 1

Misinformation of the Public and Donald Trump’s Statement On Homelessness Being a Recent Phenomenon Within the Past Two Years

The Green Party Chose Mainstream Economics over 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.

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%.

A Modern Progressive Manifesto

It is high time that Progressives should openly, in the face of the whole world, publish our views, our aims, our tendencies, and meet this nursery tale of the Specter of Progressivism with a manifesto of the movement itself. 

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?