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The Problem With How We Talk About the US Debt

We have a big problem with the way the media reports on the national debt.  It’s unclear if they don’t understand how federal debt works, if they intentionally write about it in the scariest way possible, or some combination of the two. Let’s start with a passage recently published by NPR: I don’t doubt the …

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Breadth and Taxes

This article was written by Emma Caterine and originally posted on LPE Project blog on 9/08/2020. This post is part of our symposium on Stephanie Kelton’s The Deficit Myth. You can find the full symposium here.  Into the dual fiscal crises of COVID-19 and campaigns to Defund the Police comes Stephanie Kelton’s long-awaited book “The Deficit Myth: Modern Monetary Theory and …

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Racism linked to cognitive decline in African American women

The article below discusses the issues that black women face that affect their cognitive abilities. Based on the studies cited in the article, conclusions could be drawn that racism actually causes dementia and other cognitive declines. Those that reported the most racism had the most cognitive declines.   For African-American women, experiencing racism can contribute …

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King Leopold II of Belgium, Covered Up Genocide, and Monuments

When you think about the worst genocidal dictators in history what names come to mind? Most likely Hitler, Stalin, and Mao Zedong, to name a few. There is a man as evil as Hitler, but hardly anyone knows his name. That man is King Leopold II of Belgium and he was responsible for a hidden …

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