The Peopleâ€™s Policy Project in collaboration with the Gravel Institute issued their first policy paper this week â€œThe Leisure Agendaâ€ which details the longer work hours and lost productivity American workers face from being overworked and paid less than peers in other countries.Â
Real Progressives welcomes Warren Mosler to the National Outreach Call scheduled on November 11 at 9:00 pm Eastern to discuss his work on Modern Monetary Theory (MMT) the basis for macroeconomic fiscal policy using currency analysis. The call is open to the public.
Real Progressives announced today the creation of a new nonprofit corporation to help match activists and progressive causes with policy makers media outlets and academic experts to help create actionable policy from a sound financial framework.Â This unprecedented effort with a mission to facilitate dialog and work groups to assist academics within the Modern Monetary Theory discipline to fundamentally address the ubiquitous question of how progressive policy can be paid for within a sovereign fiat currency system.
The public have little appetite for economics. The Green Party as laudably representative of the public doesn’t either which has led to their reliance on a small group of economic advisers including Jon Bongeovanni Howard Switzer Sue Peters and Rita Jacobs. I will argue that these advisers have fundamentally misled the Green Party imposing artificial financial constraints on the Green Party’s ability to implement policies and injecting libertarian economic ideas via fear-mongering about the national debt. Accordingly these advisors recommend the wholesale rejection of alternative economic theories such as MMT (Modern Monetary Theory). In this article I will focus on Rita Jabobs’ written request to “look beyond MMT” – a title that sounds innocuous enough but which prefaces a plethora of lies and conspiracies about MMT that are an insult to the thousands of progressives who stand by it.