Why Seniors Need New And Improved Medicare For All

It’s comprehensive care, given free at the point of service. It includes everything traditional Medicare includes now, but private insurance Medigap coverage is unnecessary because it covers 100%.

Dispatch From the Trenches Part 1: Classism, Paternalism, Neoliberal Assault On the Poor and UBI As the Deus Ex Machina

Warren Buffet famously said, “There’s class warfare, alright, but it’s my class, the rich class, that’s making war, and we’re winning.” Indeed. The War on the Poor has been going on for the past 40+ years, if not longer, starting with the Powell Memo which served as the blueprint for successfully waging that war.

The Progressive Compass - Newsletter, July 2019

In this issue we highlight PRIDE Month and our Equality Pillar as well as top news, MMT Counterstrikes, and a selection of Real Progressives' best original content.

3rd International MMT Conference 2019

Announcing the 3rd International MMT Conference! This year's exciting agenda includes "MMT and the Green New Deal," "Money, Race and Civil Rights,"  "Digital Money and the Future" -- and so much more.

Language Policing and the Dynamics of Power and Privilege

This wasn't what I had originally planned to write about tonight. But since it came up that a well-respected member of Real Progressives was tone-policed by some economically privileged allies, I'm addressing the problem of tone policing, why it has no place in our movement, and how allies need to take their allyship to our common progressive goals seriously instead of treating this as just another feel-good, boutique activism project.

AMA Protest in Chicago by Coalition Groups

Chicago played host to the American Medical Association’s annual conference which wrapped up on Saturday June 8. The AMA has drawn sharp criticism from national organizations who disagree with the professional association’s role as detractors for Medicare for All, a distinctly popular proposal for a national healthcare plan.

MMT and CONSCIOUSNESS EVOLUTION

Learn MMT and break free from the money matrix.

Sex, Celebrity and the Inconvenience of Poverty

As activists battle over women's right to autonomy and ending abortion via the “Heartbeat Bill’, there are millions of people being forgotten and much more at stake than meets the eye.

The Untold... of Money from Gold

A timeline of the monetization of our country; the impetus of the national debt, and how various state and federal banking systems, with Congress’ help, shaped our country’s economics through bank creations, conclusions, failures, and rebirths; from the founding of our nation, to the Nixon Shock ending the literal meaning of the national debt, and giving us what today is often called Modern Monetary Theory.

The Mismeasure of Macro

Sloan strives for one more scare tactic. MMT will cause the United States to lose its reserve currency status and all the foreign bondholders will dump their treasury securities. This may sound scary to the average reader but those versed in bond markets will immediately see through the farce.

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?

Hey Joe, Where Ya Goin With that Poll in Your Hand?

You can say what you want about Joe Biden. In fact there is quite a bit to say, mainly because he’s 76 with a half a century in the spotlight of public service. He’s also human. Like all of us he has strengths and weaknesses.

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.

#NewDealOrNoDeal

A viable plan to repair our campaign finance issues so we can get necessary representation, then resolve our economy so we can use it.

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.

Free Assange, Free My Job

If you are in London, we warmly invite you to join the protest and take the opportunity to meet one of the greatest journalists in Europe.

The Name 'Progressive' - Its Proponents, Would-Be Usurpers, & Wannabe Exploiters

An examination of the several camps calling themselves "Progressive" in the US today

Meghan McCain Knows Nothing About Social Democracy or Democratic Socialism

Here's the thing: if you claim you have that much experience in this field, you should at the very least be able to explain and define those terms.

Through The Distortion, Flickerings of Illumination

As these examples show, our overseas mass killers, the military, provide the U.S. persona with an edgy chaos that's psychopathically hip in a Training Day meets Apocalypse Now sort of way.

Depression Among Progressives

As progressives, there is no shortage of things to break us down, but we shouldn't let that make us lose sight of what lifts us up.

Nebraska’s Most Progressive Gubernatorial Candidate May Become the Republican Nominee

If you want to support Gabel, the most progressive candidate on either side, you still can.

We Need Strategies for Integrating MMT Knowledge Into Progressive Politics

My purpose here is to spur the development and refinement of the conversation already going on about how to better disseminate knowledge and acceptance of MMT.

Progressive Poetry: 'Syria'

This poem is part of an ongoing Real Progressives collaborative series. Submit your Progressive Poetry today!

Marrying the Social and Economic Revolutions

One of the biggest divides I've seen on the Left is not knowing whether to focus on social issues or economic issues, or believing one is vastly more important and the other is irrelevant.

Progressive Poetry: 'Untitled (Austerity)'

This poem is part of an ongoing Real Progressives collaborative series. Submit your Progressive Poetry today!

Progressive Poetry: 'It's Not The Time (Lost Causes)'

This poem is part of an ongoing Real Progressives collaborative series. Submit your Progressive Poetry today!

The Future of Social Media, Part II

The need to decentralize our social networks is now more important than ever.

Why You Should Stop Sharing Content From IJR Blue

IJR Blue and IJR Red are one conservative news company's attempt to cash in on confirmation biases among both liberals and conservatives on social media, while simultaneously reinforcing the duality of America's mainstream political culture.

State of the System

When I say “the system,” I’m not talking about just one aspect of it. It isn’t just politics or economics, but everything that has an overarching control on our lives.