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Modern Monetary Theory for Conservatives | The American Conservative

Modern Monetary Theory for Conservatives | The American Conservative

Re-thinking the conservative approach to government spending. Once conservatives understand how money works they can start to see the benefits of government fiscal spending as well! In fact, one wonders if many conservatives already understand how it all works when they didn’t appear to care about government deficits as of recent. There … Continue reading Modern Monetary Theory for Conservatives | The American Conservative

“The left was deplatformed long before the right”: Jillian C York on social media's haphazard war on content

“The left was deplatformed long before the right”: Jillian C York on social media’s haphazard war on content

The director at the Electronic Frontier Foundation warns that often conversation around online speech is “uninformed” or “misinformed”. When you’re debating something as delicate and nuanced as the ability of people all over the world to share ideas and express themselves, York says that a balanced, evidence-based approach is vital. “Maybe Trump’s tweets do constitute real … Continue reading “The left was deplatformed long before the right”: Jillian C York on social media’s haphazard war on content

Latest IMF data helps us see how political choices impact on health and economic outcomes

Latest IMF data helps us see how political choices impact on health and economic outcomes

The IMF recently updated their – World Economic Outlook database – April 2021 – which allows for quick cross country comparisons. It shows that the: Eurozone has categorically failed & Austerity is a political choice and it doesn’t work. Meanwhile, China’s GDP growth per capita over the same period is over 100%, … Continue reading Latest IMF data helps us see how political choices impact on health and economic outcomes

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New proposed voting laws could create hurdles for tens of millions of voters

New proposed voting laws could create hurdles for tens of millions of voters

At least 250 new laws have been proposed in 43 states to limit mail, early in-person and Election Day voting. In the interest of shoring “up public confidence in the integrity of elections after the 2020 presidential contest”, proposed voting law changes in 43 states would actually decrease the amount of people … Continue reading New proposed voting laws could create hurdles for tens of millions of voters

MMT economist Stephanie Kelton: “Donald Trump changed the terms of economic debate”

MMT economist Stephanie Kelton: “Donald Trump changed the terms of economic debate”

The former Bernie Sanders adviser on why the pandemic has shown the US and UK governments can never run out of money. The pandemic showed the public that the government really does create money and doesn’t require tax dollars to run. Trump showed this to be a fact with the policies he enacted, even … Continue reading MMT economist Stephanie Kelton: “Donald Trump changed the terms of economic debate”

Oxford University pledged to donate rights to their COVID vaccine but then sold them to AstraZeneca | Fortune

Oxford University pledged to donate rights to their COVID vaccine but then sold them to AstraZeneca | Fortune

Advocates of cheap and widely available vaccines thought the pandemic might change business as usual. They were wrong. Oxford University surprised and pleased advocates of overhauling the vaccine business in April by promising to donate the rights to its promising coronavirus vaccine to any drugmaker. A few weeks later, Oxford—urged on by … Continue reading Oxford University pledged to donate rights to their COVID vaccine but then sold them to AstraZeneca | Fortune

Yellen vows to set up Treasury team to focus on climate, in victory for advocates

Yellen vows to set up Treasury team to focus on climate, in victory for advocates

The commitments mark a victory for lawmakers and advocates who want the Biden administration to enlist Treasury’s sweeping influence to address the dangers that climate change poses to the economy. Climate change can be addressed and actually benefit the economy as a whole if it’s handled properly. Perhaps Yellen is starting to … Continue reading Yellen vows to set up Treasury team to focus on climate, in victory for advocates

The mayors piloting guaranteed income programs across the U.S.

The mayors piloting guaranteed income programs across the U.S.

Meet the mayors pushing for guaranteed income in 30 cities across the country One-off stimulus checks don’t cut it while forcing the population to lock themselves indoors. The United States can afford to do so much more, and EVERYONE, including the rich, benefit as a result. Source: The mayors piloting guaranteed income … Continue reading The mayors piloting guaranteed income programs across the U.S.

Deplatforming Trump Could Work. But at What Cost? - The New York Times

Deplatforming Trump Could Work. But at What Cost? – The New York Times

On Twitter, the Russian dissident Aleksei Navalny wrote: “This precedent will be exploited by the enemies of freedom of speech around the world. In Russia as well. Every time when they need to silence someone, they will say: ‘This is just common practice, even Trump got blocked on Twitter.’” Preventing the incitement … Continue reading Deplatforming Trump Could Work. But at What Cost? – The New York Times

New Pentagon IG report finds that police don't need all those hand-me-downs of military hardware

New Pentagon IG report finds that police don’t need all those hand-me-downs of military hardware

In October 2020, the Pentagon’s Inspector General released a new report titled, “Audit of Excess Property Issued Through the Department of Defense Law Enforcement Support Program.”… The demilitarization of the police is a good first step towards improving the relationship between the police and the people they serve. Source: New Pentagon IG … Continue reading New Pentagon IG report finds that police don’t need all those hand-me-downs of military hardware