What is Modern Monetary Theory MMT?

by Bill Black Naked Capitalism Feb 1, 2019 Modern Monetary Theory (MMT) continues to advance rapidly.  We are past the first phase of reaction (first they ignore you), deeply into the second phase (then they attack you), and expanding the ranks of the third phase (then you win).  We are very early in the third … Continue reading What is Modern Monetary Theory MMT?

Can Bernie Sanders Win? Can We?

Bernie Sanders announces he is running for president of the United States and calls on Americans from all over the nation to join him in building a massive grassroots movement. But is he electable? Here is the announcement: https://youtu.be/s7DRwz0cAt0  by O Society Feb 19, 2019 Sanders' announcement today - he is indeed running for president … Continue reading Can Bernie Sanders Win? Can We?

A Green New Deal is Not Too Expensive, Doing Nothing Is

by David Atkins Washington Monthly Feb 17, 2019 When the Japanese attacked American forces on Pearl Harbor in 1941, America responded with a historic mobilization of physical and economic resources to overcome the threat of global fascism. In addition to over 400,000 American dead, the United States spent over $4 trillion in today’s dollars and reoriented entire … Continue reading A Green New Deal is Not Too Expensive, Doing Nothing Is

Welcome Their Hatred: It’s a Good Sign

Democratic leaders are outraged at Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s actions in Congress and are trying to reel her in. It’s a clear sign she’s antagonizing all the right forces in the party. by Micah Uetricht  Jacobin Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez speaks at a progressive fundraiser on August 2, 2018 in Los Angeles. Mario Tama / Getty If Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez weren’t … Continue reading Welcome Their Hatred: It’s a Good Sign

There’s now an official Green New Deal. Here’s what’s in it.

A close look at the fights it picks and the fights it avoids. by David Roberts Vox Feb 7, 2019 Markey and Ocasio-Cortez hold a news conference to unveil their Green New Deal resolution. Alex Wong/Getty Images And for now, to share a few initial impressions after reading through the short document a few times: What a … Continue reading There’s now an official Green New Deal. Here’s what’s in it.

The Democratic Party Is Further Right Than Most Voters

by Robert  Raymond Truthout   Jan 24, 2019 Communists. Socialists. Subversive revolutionaries hell-bent on spreading their radical vision of Bolshevism into every nook and cranny of the country. This is the image of the modern Democratic Party you might have if your only source of news spews out from the frothing mouths of the right-wing punditry or from … Continue reading The Democratic Party Is Further Right Than Most Voters

Beto vs. Democrats: Texas Lawmaker Frequently Voted to Help Trump and GOP

by David Sirota Capital & Main Dec 20, 2018 Co-published by The Guardian and Newsweek Beto O'Rourke photo courtesy of Inter-American Dialogue.     A rising Democratic star has voted for GOP bills that Trump critics say have aided big banks, undercut the fight against climate change and supported the president’s anti-immigrant agenda. Following Beto O’Rourke’s spirited run … Continue reading Beto vs. Democrats: Texas Lawmaker Frequently Voted to Help Trump and GOP