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The guy behind “Mint the Coin” to end the debt ceiling: The trillion-dollar scheme, explained by its inventor - Vox

The guy behind “Mint the Coin” to end the debt ceiling: The trillion-dollar scheme, explained by its inventor – Vox

Instead of issuing new debt and running afoul of the debt ceiling, the Treasury secretary could simply fund the government by minting platinum coins. In 2013, even former US Mint Director Philip Diehl agreed it would work, and over the years, influential voices like financial journalist Joe Weisenthal and New York Times … Continue reading The guy behind “Mint the Coin” to end the debt ceiling: The trillion-dollar scheme, explained by its inventor – Vox

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LinkedIn Founder Hoffman: Don't Donate to Politicians Restricting Voting

LinkedIn Founder Hoffman: Don’t Donate to Politicians Restricting Voting

The statement from Reid Hoffman comes after he along with executives at hundreds of businesses signed a letter condemning Georgia’s new voting law. The next step is to stop funding politicians period, but one step at a time! Source: LinkedIn Founder Hoffman: Don’t Donate to Politicians Restricting Voting Continue reading LinkedIn Founder Hoffman: Don’t Donate to Politicians Restricting Voting

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

Opinion | Biden Wants to Spend Billions to Fight Climate Change. It’s Not Enough.

Opinion | Biden Wants to Spend Billions to Fight Climate Change. It’s Not Enough.

His plan is too big to pass, and too small to work. It needs to be in the Trillions, and it will more than pay for itself. Plus, help save the planet.* *Just a minor thing. Source: Opinion | Biden Wants to Spend Billions to Fight Climate Change. It’s Not Enough. – The … Continue reading Opinion | Biden Wants to Spend Billions to Fight Climate Change. It’s Not Enough.

Conspiracy theories are clouding real vaccine passport concerns

Conspiracy theories are clouding real vaccine passport concerns

Privacy and civil liberties experts warn about vaccine passports. So do conspiracy theorists. In February, Liberty, the UK’s largest independent civil liberties organization, said that when it comes to vaccine passports, even the best intentions could go terribly awry. “Even the introduction of a voluntary passport to prove if you’ve had a … Continue reading Conspiracy theories are clouding real vaccine passport concerns

Janet Yellen working on overhauling global minimum corporate tax rate

Janet Yellen working on overhauling global minimum corporate tax rate

  Biden and Yellen need to raise revenue, but other countries with lower corporate taxes could lure multinational companies away. She’s holding talks. Makes sense as a lot of issues with things like wages being too low, for example, would be addressed if corporations had to pay taxes on profits each year, … Continue reading Janet Yellen working on overhauling global minimum corporate tax rate