In the News
COO Kerri Barber talks about the exciting news from Real Progressives and the launch of our new activist organization, Real Progress in Action.
As MMT gains in popularity, the annual conference takes on greater importance. We present here the complete collection of videos from the Third International MMT Conference (September 27-29, 2019), including Ndongo Sylla on the CFA Franc, inspiring words from Pastor Coates of Our Money, an incredible panel on the relationship of public finance to racism and racial justice, and much more.
The Working Families Party’s endorsement of Elizabeth Warren for President in September 2019 provoked a massive protest by Bernie Sanders supporters. But this wasn’t a case of sour grapes — there was a lack of transparency that made this endorsement suspect.
Activism is about more than huge rallies. It’s about doing what you can with the resources you have – to carry the truth to the people. This is one activist’s boots-on-the-ground account of pulling together a local event.
Knowledge Area Spotlight: Technology and Innovation
Real Progressives focuses on seven knowledge areas. This month we are spotlighting Technology and Innovation.
The ideas behind Green New Deal aren’t just realistic – they’re real, too. The “Third Industrial Revolution,” championed by Jeremy Rifkin, is rolling out across the planet as we speak. This article examines the movement’s technological and structural specifics.
The Lascaux caves are marked by ancestors from tens of thousands of years ago, the Roman empire has statues and frescoes to mark their time here, the Book of Kells kept literacy alive through the Dark Ages, and the highways and by-ways built during the Depression are a legacy of our fathers and grandfathers. With nearly everything of our time preserved in the cloud and not paper, wood or stone, how will we of the 21st Century be remembered — if at all?
This is the information storm that never ends. How should progressives and other leftists navigate it? How should anyone navigate it?
MMT is the cornerstone of the Real Progressives movement. As such it is imperative the concepts are clearly explained and defended.
Japan is a perfect example of MMT in action, right? Actually, no! While Japan runs high deficits and debt ratios, their policy seems to be to resist economic growth. Randall Wray, an icon in MMT economics, illuminates the Japan issue in this important article.
Louisa Connors and William Mitchell argue that MMT needs to be reframed if it is to catch on. They’re right.
Real Progressives Writer’s Corner
LBJ’s knotty legacy is entangled with voting rights and Vietnam, but what does it have to do with mega-churches and superstar evangelists?
The founding fathers’ worst nightmare has come to pass — but not in a way they could have ever imagined. Democracy may be dead and buried, but its pageantry will be reanimated again and again every election season.
Real Progressives’ Media Library
These are selections from Real Progressives’ audio and video work, from our Macro n Cheese podcast to our various live streams and video interviews.
PODCASTS: Rohan Grey is the founder and president of the Modern Money Network, a research scholar at the Global Institute for Sustainable Prosperity, and a J.S.D. candidate at Cornell Law School, where his research focuses on the law of money in the internet society. He takes us from the origins of the US dollar through the history of American banking. Across two episodes, we get a fascinating look at the class struggle that led to the development of the Fed and that persists to this day.
In our first publicly open outreach call, we meet the father of MMT himself, Warren Mosler. This call is chock full of education about Modern Monetary Theory, how it came to be, and what it means for We The People.
Do you want truth or myth? What about a Green New Deal? How do we address the climate crisis? What about the UBI? Would it make our lives worse? What if there was a better proposal that has a basic income built-in where needed, but did far more and paid far more than the UBI? The MMT-prescribed Federal Job Guarantee does just that.
On September 20, 2019, students and activists held a strike to demand a more serious effort in the fight against climate change around the world. The day before, Houston was still being ravaged by the tropical storm Imelda, which flooded some areas with the same magnitude as Hurricane Harvey. In this footage, victims and observers stand together to fight climate change and spread awareness.
Congressman Ro Khanna and Savage Joy discuss the Yemen war, homelessness, BDS, immigration, press, Julian Assange, the Federal Job Guarantee, Bernie 2020 and more!
VIDEO: These three Dems challenging Nancy Pelosi (Agatha Bacelar, Shahid Buttar, and Tom Gallagher) cover pretty much every topic that needs to be addressed by any progressive candidate, from immigration and healthcare to BDS, for-profit prisons and everything in between.
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