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.

Savage Joy Meets Her Mate!

Joy welcomes journalist par excellence Aaron Mate to discuss his take on a variety of issues.

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.

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.

Savage Joy Interviews Sarah Smith, Candidate For US Congress Dist 9 WA

Joy and Sarah discuss the slate of strong progressive candidates currently running, and the prospects for 2020.

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.

Savage Joy Interviews Zak Ringelstein, Candidate for US Senate

Having had the opportunity to see political and corporate leaders through his work in education policy, Zak understands how little the citizens’ interests are represented at the highest levels of power.

Savage Joy Interviews Brian Abrahamson

Brian is using a new app, Ten More Votes, which easily enables supporters and volunteers to help with his campaign. He also has a very helpful website which anyone can visit to learn about his platform, volunteer or make a donation.

Savage Joy Interviews Maria Estrada, California Assembly Candidate 63rd District

As a native of and activist in her community, she knows the issues residents face and is committed to addressing them. She supports citizen activism because she knows that people have the power, even if they don’t realize it.

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.

Savage Joy Interviews Tim Canova for Her 1 Year Anniversary

Savage Joy celebrates by interviewing the man who was also her first guest, Tim Canova!