What is the Difference Between Microeconomics and Macroeconomics?

Real Progressives is about gaining knowledge in the important area of economics, so that we can protect ourselves within a system that uses our lack of wisdom against us in numerous ways.

What Is Money?

Any object can serve as a form of money, from rocks and sticks to cigarettes and gum, or from paper bills and coins to electronic records and coupons. What lies beyond the currency is the willingness of others to accept that form of currency.

What is Economics?

Economics is the study of how societies allocate limited resources (such as land, water, human labor, or machinery) among the wants of those societies, recognizing that wants are seemingly unlimited.

Why Modern Monetary Theory is a Serious Idea for a Serious Time: A Response to James Pethokoukis

MMT is now being criticized by economic pundits, particularly from conservative think tanks.  This commentary is a rebuttal to one such article.

The Many Market Failures of Health Care

Market failures abound in this sector, and honest assessments recognize their existence.

Steven Grumbine Interviews Steven Hail, Australian Economist

Steve and Steven discuss what the prospects are for a viable economic system with a 40 percent reduction by 2030 and no new emissions by 2050.

Geoff Ginter Interviews Pavlina Tcherneva at the 2nd Annual MMT Conference

Dr. Tcherneva describes her experience with and observations of a jobs guarantee program in Argentina.