A Global Industrial Revolution is Underway

The ideas behind the Green New Deal aren't just realistic - they're real, too. The "Third Industrial Revolution," championed by Jeremy Rifkin, is rolling out across the planet as we speak. This article examines the technological and structural specifics of this movement.

Progressives, Purity, and Pragmatism

Barack Obama has warned progressives to avoid in-fighting - "circular firing squads" - that weaken the overall progressive effort. Where, though, should we compromise? Where should we hold firm? Where do we draw the line between purity and pragmatism? Nathan Locke proposes a simple, common-sense litmus test.

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.

Do We Have Free Journalism?

Is there freedom of the Press in this country? No, but there is absolute freedom of Press executives. And it shows.

No Justice, No Peace

Why do politicians and the elite peddle “sticker shock” at social programs – like a New Deal – yet not the same “sticker shock” at our bloated military costs?

MMT Is No Joke - The Joke is How It’s Used

This is the real “joke that’s not funny.” MMT is no joke - but how it is currently being abused is. A progressive application of MMT (again, not MMT itself) merely seeks to shift that 'socialism' MLK mentioned away from imperialist behavior and toward our own countrypeople.