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. 

Hypocrisy and Deception for U.S. Venezuela Policy

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

But what can I actually do about election justice?

Cheerleading progressive favorites isn't enough to save the world, and neither is proclaiming that the system is hopelessly corrupt.

Not Radicals, but Self-Propagandizers & Fashionistas

This analysis may seem pessimistic or cynical to some. It isn’t. It is merely a description of a specific phenomenon: life at the center of the Empire, life in what used to be called “the belly of the beast.”

The Trump Administration's Plot to Kill Government Agencies

It is the oligarchy, much as it was before, only now without any semblance of secrecy or shame.

Framing a Job Guarantee

Ms. McArdle is being disingenuous in planting the idea that everyone who is paid with federal dollars is a federal employee; it’s an idea that immediately discredits the JG program, and it should be proactively discredited itself.

Flint, Michigan and Modern Money

While Flint’s problems surely run deeper than its lack of local tax revenue, it’s difficult to overstate what a substantial injection of capital could do for the city. The question: where does Flint “find” the money? Enter Modern Monetary Theory.

The Federal Reserve is Not a Private Bank – A Response to Counterpunch

Calling out the omission of facts from a recent Counterpunch article concerning the U.S. Federal Reserve. 

Framing the Progressive Platform

Progressives seem to genuinely wonder why mainstream Americans would object to these proposals. Why would American voters be put off by proposals they’d obviously gain so much real—and in many cases personal—benefit from?

Identity Theft & the Body's Disappearance, Part 2

Our flesh no longer exists in the way it once did. A new evolutionary stage has arrived.

Identity Theft & the Body's Disappearance, Part 1

This is the new socialization, identity eugenics, in action. 

Techno Capitalism: A Fever Burning Everywhere

This is the information storm that never ends. How should progressives and other leftists navigate it? How should anyone navigate it?

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.

Are You Ready to Consider that Capitalism is NOT the Real Problem?

Capitalism is many things, to many people. "The problem" is not one of them.

Democrats Need A Strategic View

They need to do more than just refine their “message” and vote-gathering tactics. In addition to thinking about how they can win, they must think about why they deserve to win.

The Big Three

So long as progressive leaders are allowed to back-pedal on this topic—to try, somehow, to go forward based on the old economics of “commodity” money—little progress can ever be made to address the Big Three challenges that are growing more formidable every day.

True Caliber: Targeting the Real Issues of Gun Violence

Whether it is the victims of the Parkland shooting, or Black Lives Matter protesting more black lives lost, it seems that the issue is not going to end any time soon without real results and real moves to change them.

DNC Lawyers Argue 1st Amendment Right to Rig the Primaries

Make no mistake, even if the DNC wins this case, they have ultimately lost the trust of voters. 

As the Debt Ceiling Approaches, a Fiscal Myth Echoes Across the Landscape of Politics

Here, I see not only the irony, but the dishonesty, gaslighting behavior, and outright immorality in the Republican blueprint for paying off their donors while planning to scream “fiscal irresponsibility” at progressive policies which would provide for deficit spending for public purpose rather than for the benefit of donors.

US and UK Progressives Should Join Forces to Fight Neoliberalism

Bernie Sanders and Jeremy Corbyn have reignited the dormant progressive Left in both our countries and helped us identify a common enemy: Neoliberalism.

End the FEDish: Redirecting Our Anger and Efforts to Save the World

Not "believing in" the insights coming from the MMT lens is denying the institutional reality of how money is created and operationalized

Another Modest Proposal: The Future of Austerity Politics

The similarities of colonial Britain and the politics in American society today are brought to light by examining a centuries-old satirical essay, A Modest Proposal.

An Open Letter To Progressive Candidates and Incumbents

With the new OCF language, candidates and office holders can give an answer to “How are you gonna pay for it?”

We Must Hold Our Leaders Accountable

In the United States of America, and throughout every state, the infrastructure of our highways, airports, and especially our water supply are in dire need of repair.

THE SHIFT: Understanding and Using America’s Fiat Money

The importance lies in a profound conceptual shift about what money is—and how a modern, democratic society can use that new understanding to address public needs and pursue collective goals.