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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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Taking a Bite Out of That Pie in the Sky

People will not fight for what they do not believe is possible.   People self-select themselves out of the picture and create self-fulfilling prophecies that allow defeat to overwhelm them to the point of inertia.   The Green New Deal requires people to understand we can not only afford but can DO great things. However, that requires the answer to the “how will you pay for this?” question.   Because any thinking human …

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