Paying for Populism

True democracy is populism—is it not? It has always struck me as odd that “populism” is used to describe a fringe politics, motivated by grievances that are viewed as illegitimate complaining. But if the not-profit-making needs of local and regional communities are determined and addressed by a democratic, majoritarian process, isn’t that what real “populism” …

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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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