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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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EPA finalizes scientific transparency rule limiting which studies can be used to protect public health - The Washington Post

EPA finalizes scientific transparency rule limiting which studies can be used to protect public health – The Washington Post

The Environmental Protection Agency has finalized a rule limiting which scientific studies the agency can use in crafting public health protections. So let’s keep science out of the equation when determining if something is dangerous for you, ummm.. OK. Source: EPA finalizes scientific transparency rule limiting which studies can be used to … Continue reading EPA finalizes scientific transparency rule limiting which studies can be used to protect public health – The Washington Post

This Year’s Underground Sensation: Modern Monetary Theory | The New Republic

This Year’s Underground Sensation: Modern Monetary Theory | The New Republic

The economic ideas that once fueled deficit mythbusters and provided hope for a pandemic recovery have spawned a vibrant political subculture. Once people understand where money comes from then they’ll realize that we can start addressing things like climate change and student loans without causing any further hardship. Source: This Year’s Underground … Continue reading This Year’s Underground Sensation: Modern Monetary Theory | The New Republic

27 Places Raising the Minimum Wage to $15 an Hour - The New York Times

27 Places Raising the Minimum Wage to $15 an Hour – The New York Times

The new year brings another round of increases, nearly a decade after workers started campaigning for higher pay. By the time $15/hr become standard, it may be time to raise it to $20/hr! $20/hr is what it should be had wages increased with productivity gains over the last 50 years. Source: 27 Places … Continue reading 27 Places Raising the Minimum Wage to $15 an Hour – The New York Times

State and local government stimulus needed to avoid long-term drag

State and local government stimulus needed to avoid long-term drag

Budget shortfalls threaten additional job cuts, gutted social programs, and can cripple states’ abilities to conduct coronavirus vaccination programs. The time for government to do something is now. Check out how other countries are handling the pandemic: Wages subsidized by the government during pandemic: 🇨🇦 – $2,000 a month 🇯🇵 – Up … Continue reading State and local government stimulus needed to avoid long-term drag

Which Trump allies want him to concede election and which don't - Business Insider

Which Trump allies want him to concede election and which don’t – Business Insider

From Melania Trump to his most loyal news outlets, some of Trump’s staunchest allies are reportedly advising him to concede. Others tell him to fight. See where Trump’s closest allies stand on him conceding or fighting to retain the presidency. Source: Which Trump allies want him to concede election and which don’t … Continue reading Which Trump allies want him to concede election and which don’t – Business Insider

Britain is becoming a GoFundMe nation, with the public doing the government's job

Britain is becoming a GoFundMe nation, with the public doing the government’s job

By all means step in to feed children or raise money for the NHS, but never forget that the Tories’ aim is to shrink the state, says the Guardian columnist Nesrine Malik Becoming like the United States, in other words. Source: Britain is becoming a GoFundMe nation, with the public doing the … Continue reading Britain is becoming a GoFundMe nation, with the public doing the government’s job

More People Have Voted Early in Texas Than the State’s Entire 2016 Turnout

More People Have Voted Early in Texas Than the State’s Entire 2016 Turnout

Texas, a 2020 jump-ball state once considered a layup for Republicans, is shattering turnout records, with the number of early in-person and mail-in ballots now exceeding the total number of votes cast in the 2016 election. What this means for the Republicans, who took the state in 2016, nobody knows yet, but … Continue reading More People Have Voted Early in Texas Than the State’s Entire 2016 Turnout

Biden Says He Will Convene Bipartisan Commission To Study Reforms To U.S. Courts

Biden Says He Will Convene Bipartisan Commission To Study Reforms To U.S. Courts

The Democratic nominee envisions a bipartisan group of constitutional scholars who would, after 180 days, make recommendations to reform the court system, which Biden calls “out of whack.” Packing the court refers to something FDR threatened to do when the Supreme Court tried to stop his New Deal from happening. It means … Continue reading Biden Says He Will Convene Bipartisan Commission To Study Reforms To U.S. Courts