Flint: A Case of Austerity, Neoliberalism, and Environmental Racism

Many see Flint, Michigan as a case of unfortunate oversight where thousands were sickened and poisoned by the city's drinking water. It was, in fact, a case of blatant racism on an environmental level, austerity and neoliberlism.

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

One issue that was not discussed in the previous article regarding fiscal policy relates to the timing of fiscal policy. Since Congress authorizes spending, a criticism of fiscal policy has been that it may not be quickly responsive to economic problems. However, this concern is ameliorated by the fact that we have implemented various policies that are designed to vary with economic conditions.

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!

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.

Taxes

Short poem on taxes and MMT. Learn the truth!

What is Economics?

Economics is the study of how societies allocate limited resources (such as land, water, human labor, or machinery) among the wants of those societies, recognizing that wants are seemingly unlimited.

Be Careful What You Clap For

All wins aren't actually wins for progressives, especially when policy isn't the most important thing involved.

How the IMF sows the seeds of Global Neoliberalism

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

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.

Gay American History pt. III

Lesbian voices in American History are often faint, sometimes distorted, but always present.

How Politics is Making us Drink the Kool-Aid

When the truth threatens our fantasies, we're quick to disassociate, and it enforces the truths we are told.

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.”

Gay American History, Part II

When you are seen as "what's wrong with the world," the cure isn't really designed to help you.

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?

Debunking Superfoods #3: Global Warming and GMOs are Turning Salmon Into Antibiotic Filled Zombies

There are many benefits to eating salmon which cannot be disputed. However, the environment, human interaction, and mislabeling can add more risks than most people realize.

Debunking Superfoods #2: Whole Grains Are Marketed by Drug Companies

In the second installment of the Debunking Superfoods series, we discuss whole grains, which are grain products that keep the husky outside parts of the grain after processing.

Debunking Superfoods #1: Coconut Water Kills More Old People Than Bananas

One fad that has yet to completely go away are 'superfoods". This is the first segment in my Superfoods series, an in-depth look at the liquid gold of superfoods, Coconut Water.

Discard the Fiction in the Coffin --- Find the Real MLK

But King wasn’t killed for being a dreamer. He was killed for being an uppity mass movement leader dedicated to transforming society by confronting white supremacy.

Response To The Powell Memo: A Progressive Blueprint — Part 6

What follows is Part 6, the final installment of a direct rebuttal to the original Powell Memo, frequently using Powell’s own words, which instead offers a progressive plan to take back the country from the ravages the corporate oligarchy has committed on the American people and restore the freedoms and protections to which we are entitled. Read Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, and Part 5.

Remapping the Beginning: Freeing the Nation's Foundation Story from its White Supremacist Chains

This means that moving forward on this issue requires a massive rewrite of U.S. history in order to show the ways in which white supremacy has defined the nation from the beginning. It also means confronting all the nation's institutions in order to root out white supremacy's hidden presence within them.

Response To The Powell Memo: A Progressive Blueprint — Part 5

What follows is Part 5 of a direct rebuttal to the original Powell Memo, which offers a progressive plan to take back the country from the ravages the corporate oligarchy has committed on the American people.

Intersectional Dismantling of Systemic Racism

So while everything everyone else may be doing is vital to the cause, the systemic racism will not stop until those who have perpetrated it for centuries are made to realize what they’re doing. What we’re doing.

The USA should be Ashamed of its Electoral Process

It is absolutely imperative that the two-party system within the United States be shaken to its core. Do you really think the myriad expressions of human experience can be sufficiently represented by two corrupt and exclusionary parties?

Response To The Powell Memo: A Progressive Blueprint — Part 4

What follows is Part 4 of a direct rebuttal to the original Powell Memo, which offers a progressive plan to take back the country from the ravages the corporate oligarchy has committed on the American people.

Response to the Powell Memo: A Progressive Blueprint — Part 3

Part 3 of a direct rebuttal to the original Powell Memo, offering a progressive plan to take back the country from the ravages of the corporate oligarchy.

Response to the Powell Memo: A Progressive Blueprint — Part 2

What follows is Part 2 of a direct rebuttal to the original Powell Memo, frequently using Powell’s own words, which instead offers a progressive plan to take back the country from the ravages the corporate oligarchy has committed on the American people and restore the freedoms and protections to which we are entitled.