Real Progressives Behind the Scenes

We have had meetings now for months, and every week we would report progress and occasionally mention the bigger picture.  This time I asked each member to flip it around and make their focus the bigger picture.

Justice For All

Once it appeared that Judge Kavanaugh had lied in his earlier testimony about his involvement in various political hi-jinx, including spying on Democrats and supporting torture for the George W. Bush administration were going to be ignored by Republicans who view any act that does not hinder their reach for total political authority as irrelevant.  

The Winter of our Discontent in America

Should we have followed through and adopted policy that recognized in a nation such as the US, having a sovereign fiat currency allows government, the currency issuer, to create more obligations on itself to provide for the general welfare, instead of threatening to take them away or diminish them in some way.  After over 25 years of Winter it is time to jump start Spring by adopting policies that recognizes our economic potential. 

MMT and The Deficit Debate

People often dismiss economic conversations assuming they understand the basics. The government collects taxes, spends that money and then some, causing deficits.  Then, the Government borrows money to cover the deficit...

Vote For the Candidates You Want

An explanation of Approval Voting, a better choice to enhance democracy and eliminate strategic voting.

MMT Cures Cult addiction

MMT will not make racism and xenophobia go away and there will still be a need to understand that Black Lives Matter.  But still, it will be as big of step in the right direction that the gains made in the 1960’s were. 

Each One Teach (at least) One

... my message was not getting through.  Telling people point blank that taxes do not fund spending always leads to a change in subject.  It always leads away from what is so very important about MMT. Which is that MMT describes how macroeconomics operates in the modern world. 

We the People or What is a Progressive

Reading it, the intention of the preamble is pretty clear, it is America’s mission statement.  It stands separate from the details of the Constitution and establishes a set of standards for the United States.