How Social Work School Turned Me into a Progressive

I've been a progressive all my life, but it wasn't until I went to social work school that I learned what that meant and why I needed to get involved with politics. Learn how social work school changed my life and helped me develop a broader understanding of how to empower young people.

My family Looks Like the One the El Paso Shooter Hated

The El Paso shooter was radicalized by white supremacy and it's legimization by the current leadership. This is what it means to real life people, not the abstract idea.

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.

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

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

Americans Face Brutality, Arrest at Carrizo Springs Detention Center Protest

Protests have erupted around the country as Americans are increasingly alarmed at the conditions being reported in immigrant detention centers. The situation grows more dire as reports of injury, death, sexual assaults, and the separation of children from families reach the public through various advocacy groups and public officials. Some protestors have been arrested, but no where else have allegations of brutatlity surfaced until the July 3 events unfolded in Carrizo Springs, Texas.

The Progressive Compass - Newsletter, June 2019

Select articles, videos, memes and podcasts to share with friends. It includes articles on economic concepts, world events, heath and wellbeing, and much more.

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

What are monetary policy and fiscal policy, and how do they differ? In this multi-part series, we’ll define these two types of economic policy, and explain their implementation and efficacy. With a little history to provide context and help you understand not just what these policies are, but their impact on our lives, this series gives a deeper understanding of MMT, and economic policy in general!

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.

The Progressive Compass - 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?