What is the difference between Monetary Policy and Fiscal Policy – Part I

In Modern Monetary Theory we often make comparisons between monetary and fiscal policy.  But what exactly are they, and how do they differ? In this article, the first in a multi-part series, we define and describe these two types of economic policy, how they are implemented, and just how effective they are.  We also give you a little history to provide context to help you understand not just what these policies are, but how they have impacted our lives.  This series will give you a deeper understanding of MMT, and economic policy in general!

Fight For The Future All-Day Epic Livestream June 11, 2019

Our own Savage Joy will appear on Fight For Our Future at 5:30pm Eastern. She will be one of multiple internet stars, senators and public figures fighting to defend net neutrality in this epic livestream from 8am-6pm Eastern.

Neighbors Without Homes - Part Three

Are you willing to be open to ideas that could reshape your priorities? Reach for tools within your grasp.

Free Electoral College for Everyone!

A comprehensive explanation regarding the electoral college, and  a few of the original intents of the founding fathers of our Constitution, as found in their communications.

Real Progressives Newsletter, May 2019

Select articles, videos, memes and podcasts to share with friends include economic concepts explained in ways many can easily understand, pivoting points in this current election cycle, RP event info. and much more.

The Seven Knowledge Areas Summary

Areas of knowledge? Correct! Let’s get serious about how we, the people, can absolutely improve our health and quality of life with a little knowledge.  

How to Spot a Neoliberal Using MMT

Modern Monetary Theory destroys cheap disguises.

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.

An Interview with Rohan Grey - Part 1

Orthodox economists do not examine how an economy operates instead using complex models making it inaccessible. Modern Monetary Theory examines the economy then simplifies it using clear language and the morality bias of law to describe MMT so everyone can understand macroeconomics.

Rent Control Fight Prompts Coalition Action in Illinois

“You can’t assume that because I have a ‘D’ behind my name I will just go along with it.” - Illinois State Representative Rita Mayfield

Neighbors Without Homes - Part Two

In Part One of Neighbors Without Homes, the final paragraph asked how can we make our planet better since we're all here together.  Consider what it would take to solve the issue of neighbors without homes. 

Neighbors Without Homes - Part One

We're all connected.  No one is better than anyone else, so why do so many lack life's bare necessities?  Maybe everyone should think about our neighbors, even if they don't have homes.

Hypocrisy and Deception for U.S. Venezuela Policy

U.S. policy towards Venezuela is deception and hypocrisy.

What's on Your Litmus List

If you insist that the two parties are different then some standards and exclusions have to apply.

A Federally Guaranteed Job in the Hour of Kale

Give a man kale, and he will eat for a day. Give a man a job growing kale, and he will eat for a lifetime.

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.

Understanding MMT is Easier Than You Think

It's not 'advanced economics', it's 'realistic economics'.

Managed Expectations

You can’t give three of your four children ice cream and expect good results.

Onward Christian Soldiers

The world is watching. If you believe, then God is watching too.

The Environmental Impacts of Fracking in the United States

Our oil and gas companies, the media, and even the government agencies designated to protect us have led us to believe the process is safe. But is it?

The Many Market Failures of Health Care

Market failures abound in this sector, and honest assessments recognize their existence.

How the IMF sows the seeds of Global Neoliberalism

...And how it nearly killed universal healthcare in Thailand.

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.

Hands off Social Security and Medicare

Sixty-one million people receive social security benefits, forty-four million people use Medicare, with seventy million people enrolled in Medicaid and CHIP.