The People’s Policy Project in collaboration with the Gravel Institute issued their first policy paper this week, “The Leisure Agenda,” which details the longer work hours and lost productivity American workers face from being overworked and paid less than peers in other countries.
Real Progressives welcomes Warren Mosler to the National Outreach Call scheduled on November 11 at 9:00 pm Eastern to discuss his work on Modern Monetary Theory (MMT), the basis for macroeconomic fiscal policy using currency analysis. The call is open to the public.
Real Progressives announced today the creation of a new nonprofit corporation to help match activists and progressive causes with policy makers, media outlets and academic experts to help create actionable policy from a sound financial framework. This unprecedented effort with a mission to facilitate dialog and work groups to assist academics within the Modern Monetary Theory discipline to fundamentally address the ubiquitous question of how progressive policy can be paid for within a sovereign fiat currency system.
Real Progressives will host a live event for Harrisburg residents to discuss the economic implications of the Green New Deal with federal spending information and local considerations for job growth, tax implications and actions that can be taken by individuals.The Harrisburg seminar, on Satrueday, October 19, is the first of several planned around the country, will be streamed live and available for on-demand viewing for world-wide dissemination to a global audience across Real Progressives’ social media platforms on Facebook, YouTube and Twitter.
Real Progressives will facilitate live and on-demand coverage of the annual MMT Conference, streaming segments of the conference and capturing video for world-wide dissemination of conference lectures and breakout sessions that focus on serious economic questions pertaining to Climate Change, Social Justice, Income Inequality and Digital Commerce.
Protests have erupted around the country as Americans are increasingly alarmed at the conditions being reported in immigrant detention centers. The situation grows more dire as reports of injury, death, sexual assaults, and the separation of children from families reach the public through various advocacy groups and public officials. Some protestors have been arrested, but no where else have allegations of brutatlity surfaced until the July 3 events unfolded in Carrizo Springs, Texas.
Health insurance is the business that fuels campaigns as well as news media through massive network ad buys, seeping into nearly every level of our democratic process, affecting how and why decisions are made on Capitol Hill, the newsroom, and even at the local party level. So how can advocates of Medicare for All hope to prevail?
What was supposed to be an informal debate on the program to discuss fiscal policy on a national level, quickly became a lecture as co-host, Joe Kernen, chose to belittle Dr. Kelton at every turn, going so far as to admit that he was, “mansplaining”.
Chicago played host to the American Medical Association’s annual conference which wrapped up on Saturday June 8. The AMA has drawn sharp criticism from national organizations who disagree with the professional association’s role as detractors for Medicare for All, a distinctly popular proposal for a national healthcare plan.