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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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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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Capitalism vs The Robots

“It’s not politicians that can solve problems. They have no technical capabilities. They don’t know how to solve problems. Even if they were sincere they don’t know how to solve problems. It’s the technicians that produce the desalination plants. It’s the technicians that give you electricity, that give you motor vehicles, that heat your house …

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Peace Is Not the Result of Violent Repression

An entire lifetime ago, Martin Luther King Jr said that “True peace is not merely the absence of tension; it is the presence of justice.” This is self-evident: lack of justice creates upheaval, destroying peace; and when there is a lack of peace, injustice is bound to arise. As anger about police brutality has boiled …

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Community QE, Digital Greenbacks, and the Expansion of Democracy

Real Progressives and Real Progress in Action invite you to watch our June National Outreach Call with special guest Robert Hockett. Bob Hockett is always involved in exciting things. In the National Outreach Call, he talked about his work developing plans for cities and states to make use of the new Fed facilities, and what …

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