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Why MMT Progressivism is the Real Populism

Today’s “populists,”—both right and left—appear to believe that virtually anything the U.S. federal government does is an oppression of individual liberty, private rights and local control of resources and norms. Setting aside adolescent posturing—like refusing to wear face masks at the height of a national pandemic, or the will to anarchy generated by racist fears—there …

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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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