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.

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.

A Federal Jobs Guarantee is Crucial For Progressive Policies

Having a FJG waiting in the wings for people who are impacted by any of these disruptions in our economy, however well-intended, is crucial.

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.

The 2nd Annual MMT Conference in NYC is Underway!

Join us at Real Progressives for live coverage of the event!

Monuments of Full Employment

Implementing a Federal Jobs Guarantee, along with a Green New Deal, and increased spending on our infrastructure, we can start to rebuild a middle class that has been languishing for

Last Exit to the Road Less Traveled

"We are no longer at a fork. The fork is half-a-century behind us. The goal is not to get the superhighway to somehow re-route itself and follow the path less traveled."

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.”

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 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.

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?

Soddy, Fuller and Modern Monetary Theory

By aligning our man-made economic thinking with physical reality, we can lay the path to ongoing human success. This is the promise of Modern Monetary Theory.

The Science of Progressivism: Breaking the Mold

What we must learn from Pasteur's example is the bravery to wield truth as a weapon against well-established lies, and the fortitude to persevere, even when the odds are stacked against us.

Using Healthy Communication to Educate About Modern Monetary Theory

It is clear we are in the middle of a communication breakdown in this country and our road forward must be led by creative people with innovative ideas, not career politicians with regressive austerity measures. Understanding Modern Monetary Theory is how we can achieve this, and communicating that understanding is key.

A Journey Through a Failing System: Special Education

I was called rude and unforgiving names, and treated as a thing instead of as a person. It made it almost impossible for me to make friends. I can personally say not only does it affect you in your early years, but it also affects you in your later years as well.

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 Science of Progressivism: Human Nature, Pt. II

The way we are made shines light on how we should live. The way the natural world is made shines light on the world we should live in.

You are About to See Some Really Cool Green Renewable Energy Stuff

Green renewables are getting slicker, cooler, and more practical. This article contains a fair amount of link candy, so please ready your clicker and come along for the ride.

Let's Talk About The Word 'Theory' For A Moment

This is how everyday miracles are thwarted by a lack of faith and foresight

The Science of Progressivism: Human Nature, Pt. I

The way we are made shines light on how we should live. The way the natural world is made shines light on the world we should live in.

When Votes Disappear

Until they outlaw public monitoring of vote totals completely, this is one of the few methods we have to isolate problems ourselves.

Fukushima and the Pernicious Lie of the Sustainability of Nuclear Power

We must look to truly sustainable options for any new construction and any incidence of governmental subsidy.

The Coming Clinton Security State

The internet is the last bastion of free access to information, and I am not willing to go lightly toward allowing them to censor its message based on a political declaration.

The Silencing of the Whistleblowers

The purpose of the Bill of Rights was to balance individual freedoms with the powers granted to the government by the Constitution. As our freedoms are taken one by one, the government gains reciprocal power. The more power it gains, the more freedoms it will destroy.

Who the Mainstream Media Chooses to Cover During a Newsworthy Event is Just Wrong

The bombings that occurred in the Chelsea area of New York City and Seaside Heights, NJ, illustrated once again how the media anointed presidential candidates will address terrorism while in office.

Real Progressives' Trending on Twitter #HowToConfuseAMillennial

What they weren't accounting for was that millennials are much craftier and witty than they thought. They quickly took over and re-appropriated the hashtag.