The 40 Year Slide

For 40 plus years, the neoliberal era has reigned. During that time, people have had little by way of resistance from the lies, deceit and self imposed prisons of ineffectual domestic governance and austerity. The lies were baked into the school system, newspapers, sit coms, political debates even cartoons took the ideas of neoliberalism into the hearts and minds of our children...the people.

The New 'Queer' Scare

I remember in middle school and high school, the worst thing they could accuse you was being 'queer' and the kids were merciless in the bullying if they felt you were weak, sensitive, nerdy or outside the cool kids' clique. Even your friends were paralyzed in fear of being labeled that way.

The Danger of Hope

You can sell the hope and boundless possibilities that come with understanding Modern Money or you can focus on the evils and death of neoliberalism. Both are equally true and both are equally necessary to understand and communicate.    I hate spending all my time having to slam the devils of neoliberalism but the issue is most don't understand that they themselves are accidental neoliberals and therefore part of the problem.   I hate having to force the mirror to come out and bite them. But the mirror stares back hard.    It is why folks can long for polite neoliberals instead of fighting for actual progressives who say and want the same things. They are too busy being distracted by the spectre of Donald Trump to see the evil in their own midst.    Evil is evil regardless of whether they have a (D) or (R) next to their name.   But hope is tricky.   People are conditioned to be cynical. They confuse cynicism for being "woke". Hope is a bridge too far for many. The idea that we can have nice things has almost been socialized out of their consciousness.   Hope is scary.   Hope is dangerous.   Hope can cause extreme joy and a positive mental attitude or it can cause the pain to intensify should the hope prove to he a let down.   But without hope, what is the point?   To me, the only real and actionable way to have hope is to #LearnMMT.

Tone Policing Must Stop, NOW!

Our lives depend on actual change, no matter whom the message might offend.

Work Together to Understand and Build

Don't let narratives by others dissuade our shared purpose.

Regarding Sen McCain

...Honor the man but not what policies he represented

Truth Above Party

Nothing gets done until we all understand macroeconomic reality.

Bernie Sanders Has a Major Problem

Yes, Bernie has a major problem: his most loyal followers.

End the FEDish: Redirecting Our Anger and Efforts to Save the World

Modern Monetary Theory (MMT) represents a lens from which to view the various operational levers within the macroeconomy. It is simply the observable facts about how the monetary system works. Not "believing in" MMT is, in essence, denying reality.

The Truth About 'Printing Money'

Let's also clear up something that is really grating to the nerves.

Rage Against Austerity

I woke today with an inner rage that can only come from experience and knowledge.   This winter, hundreds of thousands of Americans will be on the streets homeless, without food, shelter or heat.   Families will break up from financial distress. Kids will be dealing with life insecurities, bullies who capitalize on weakness and observers will judge "misbehavior" versus dig deeper for the real root causes.   45,000 suicides from joblessness will occur and many more will unsuccessfully try to take their lives in despair.   Millions will suffer from food insecurity or poor nutrition because of financial destitution, austerity and  Calvinism.   Millions will die from pollution and the environmental destruction from contaminated drinking water. Airborne illnesses from air pollution will kill or severely damage their lungs as well.   Hundreds of thousands of minorities, vulnerable from years of systemic and envrionmental racism will die attempting to survive by living in alternative economies from unregulated prostitution to slinging drugs and gang related violence.   Many women will suffer the effects of rape and be forced to self-medicate, have unsafe, unregulated procedures and even commit suicide from a lack of available,  affordable services.   Millions of individuals suffering from mental illness will go untreated, commit suicide, commit murders, destroy families and end up in jail as opposed to a medical facility...   All because the people are more worried about the tone of activists sharing the econonic truths to fix all of the above... tone policing.    And ultimately because of austerity. Cutting federal spending. Tax cuts for the rich and not Medicare for All, student loan forgiveness, free college for all, a Federal Job Guarantee,  Green Energy and an overall dereliction of duty to serve the people by our "elected representatives". Voters are easily distracted and politicians gleeful of our short memories.   #LearnMMT #FuckAusterity #GetSmart #RiggedElections #ShortSightedness #DNC #TaxScamBill

My First Step to Recovery

…understanding you can only control your life.

MMT Works Today

So let's save the planet now instead of tearing down the system first!

How Progressives Can Win Big

Casting out the Spirit of Defeatism, One Keystroke at a Time

No Time to Waste

I am tired of dancing the sweet dance of privilege... It takes a truly privileged mindset to slow play saving the suffering from destitution. 

MMT is Reality

MMT, aka Modern Monetary Theory, however poorly the name works for you, is not a system that has to be implemented someday. It is a perfectly accurate description of how our currency works. It is a myth-busting destroyer of propaganda and myths. The establishment and the activist alike speak in lies from the tablecloth... MMT destroys those arguments by shining a light on the functional realities.

MMT is Relevant to Everyday Life

Someone asked me - no - I lied - someone told me - MMT is not relevant to the average voter, the average American - it is irrelevant - then proceeded to tell me that Paul Krugman said it was a joke. He could not be less accurate but his critique is relevant because many do not pay attention and yet they wonder why they march in place.

Stop Settling and Fight

It's time to stop settling for crumbs and empower ourselves to get what we need.

Help Real Progressives

Please consider donating to Real Progressives to help us with our start- up costs as a contribution to our efforts within the revolution we are all fighting. Your support is critical in our efforts to challenge the establishment.

Let's get down to business and understand some practical economics

Let's get down to business and understand some practical economics and why its time for you to stop allowing yourself to get sidetracked with old thinking. Sources (as always): Can we print our way out of 'debt' Monetary Sovereignty: the foundation of economics 7 Deadly Innocent Frauds Money Growth Does Not Cause Inflation Taxes for revenue are obsolete Tax payers don’t fund anything What taxes are for?

Stay Awake: Orwell's 1984 in 2016

We live in turbulent times mired in the problems of perpetual war and insecurity. The Internet has brought to light the caustic tales of oppression, propaganda, and rebellion. Peace has become the outlier. In a time where unprecedented scientific discoveries and efficiency have ruled the day, the people have become less free, more fearful and ultimately disposable. Our world has become a dystopian, inverted, totalitarian state. We have become the batteries in the matrix. The fodder for the war machine.

Don't Confuse Progressivism With Libertarianism

The point is that Gary Johnson is not fighting for the same causes we're fighting for. His idea of not getting involved in wars is really not about getting involved in wars; it's really more about the government, and the government not being involved in anything. And the idea of ending the drug war is really not about ending the drug war; it's really about getting the government out of everything. And when you talk about government spending, our government is the reason we have cash. They are the creator of the US dollar.

The Struggle is Real

The sample conversation below is why the Democratic Party lost most progressives: too willing to vote against someone but not willing to vote for policies that will help yourself and others:

Don't Believe the White Noise and Mainstream Media Propaganda

Steve Grumbine talks about the lies and white noise we are subject to which allow us to ignore the demise of our country and the rise of the 1% party system. 

Economics Bores Far Too Many People For Progressives to Make Real Progress Last

Extra Extra Extra Hint... The Congress controls spending and bailouts NOT the Federal Reserve...