A bill supported by Democrats and Republicans would make permanent a program that bars the IRS from ever developing its own online tax filing service. This is what lobbying does to our … Continue reading Congress Is About to Ban the Government From Offering Free Online Tax Filing. Thank TurboTax for causing this.
That fact alone doesn’t mean it ought to be scrapped. But we should be clear about its disreputable origins. The same with the Filibuster.. it did NOT come about as a way … Continue reading Opinion | Actually, the Electoral College Was a Pro-Slavery Ploy – The New York Times
Too many of us work too much. It’s not just making us miserable, it’s wrecking the planet. Rather than causing us to forgo things to cut carbon emissions, a Green New Deal … Continue reading Could a Green New Deal Make Us Happier People?
As Democrats present ambitious policy proposals, they are frequently asked how they will be paid for. The answer, increasingly, comes from Stephanie Kelton, the public face of modern monetary theory. Another mainstream media outlet talking about MMT. Source: Can the U.S. Afford Democrats’ Bold Promises? Why One Economist Says Yes – WSJ Continue reading Can the U.S. Afford Democrats’ Bold Promises? Why One Economist Says Yes – WSJ
Maybe we can just spend our way out of a crisis. Actually we can. Source: Modern Monetary Theory explained — why Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is a fan – Business Insider Continue reading Modern Monetary Theory – MMT: Here’s a plain-English guide to what it is and why it’s interesting | Business Insider
Good job describing Modern Monetary Theory, which, itself, describes how money works and where it comes from. Source: (174) The way politicians talk about economics is wrong – and dangerous – YouTube Continue reading The way politicians talk about economics is wrong – and dangerous
A new report from the bank calls for people to act fast. J.P. Morgan chairman of market investment and strategy Michael Cembalest has a dire message for his clients: Climate change is … Continue reading JPMorgan exec gives dire climate change warning
Progressives shouldn’t fall for facile technology fatalism. This is true, robots are not the reason wages have gone nowhere over the last 4 decades, it’s because workers have lost bargaining power (unions) … Continue reading Don’t Blame Robots for Low Wages – The New York Times
Climate strike founder put up for award ahead of global strikes planned in more than 105 countries Noble peace prize makes sense because if countries start putting their resources towards addressing climate … Continue reading High school student and Climate Change activist Greta Thunberg nominated for Nobel peace prize
The platform briefly blocked some of Warren’s ads attacking it. Her response: ‘Curious why I think FB has too much power?’ Whoops, bad timing FaceBook. Source: #BreakUpBigTech: Elizabeth Warren says Facebook just … Continue reading #BreakUpBigTech: Elizabeth Warren says Facebook just proved her point
The report found that “high costs in war and war-related spending pose a national security concern because they are unsustainable. That’s not the issue.. the issue is that we always seem to … Continue reading U.S. Has Spent Six Trillion Dollars on Wars That Killed Half a Million People Since 9/11, Report Says | Newsweek
MMT is no longer limited to books and journals. It’s being used to support policy proposals and is both lauded and attacked in the popular press. The latter has accelerated of late, … Continue reading MMT: Sense Or Nonsense?