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Functional Fiscalism

What I am going to imagine here is an argument that a progressive politician (for example, someone associated with a new Biden administration) could make in support of direct government spending to address a serious challenge to our collective well-being. By “direct” government spending I imply spending which is not “paid for” by garnering either …

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The ABC Act, Platinum Coins, & Seignorage

The Automatic BOOST to Communities (ABC) Act, introduced by Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib with the support of Congresswoman Jayapal as well as economist and lawyer, Professor Rohan Grey, is how we could save the American people and the small businesses we depend on from perfectly preventable ruin at the hands of this pandemic. To grasp the …

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The Green New Deal Will Save Fossil Fuel Workers & Their Communities

  The American fossil fuel industry is a sinking ship, and its workers need to ask themselves what will come next. The industry was already deeply in debt even before the Covid-19 crisis, and the current drop in crude prices will lead to a wave of firms claiming bankruptcy. This drastic reduction of fossil fuel …

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