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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 …

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Why the New Deal Became the No Deal

The opening photo montage [on the Real Progressives home page] seems to be outlining an over-arching story about why American progressivism needs to make a …

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Why Government Spending Can’t Turn the U.S. Into Venezuela

When poor countries fall prey to inflation, it’s not because they’re “too socialist.” The ris­ing pop­u­lar­i­ty of mod­ern mon­e­tary the­o­ry (MMT) has inevitably brought mis­con­cep­tions.

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Explainer: What is Modern Monetary Theory?

Steven Hail There is a school of thought among economists who aren’t worried about the so called “budget black hole”, where tough choices have been …

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The Mismeasure of Macro

Sloan strives for one more scare tactic. MMT will cause the United States to lose its reserve currency status and all the foreign bondholders will dump their treasury securities. This may sound scary to the average reader but those versed in bond markets will immediately see through the farce.

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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 …

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Racism is the real pandemic

How to Combat Racial Inequities Part 1: A Third Reconstruction  

America’s original sin stems from the inherent racism that is sewn into every aspect of our history, politics, economy, and culture. While the structure of …

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The Penal System and the Pandemic

This article is the first in a series about the COVID-19 pandemic in the U.S. justice system. Since its arrival in the United States, COVID-19 …

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Whispers: The Invisible Hand or a Cage of Air?

Final Fantasy VII Remake is shown through the eyes of Cloud, a pro-capitalist mercenary formerly employed by Shinra, who has just been hired by an …

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King Leopold II of Belgium, Covered Up Genocide, and Monuments

When you think about the worst genocidal dictators in history what names come to mind? Most likely Hitler, Stalin, and Mao Zedong, to name a …

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Midgar’s Tiered Class System

Social stratification exists within Midgar on two dramatically different tiers. The lower class lives on the ground under eight large plates blotting out the sun. …

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Is Shinra Fascist or Just Right-Lib?

What about the politics of Midgar itself and its characterization? The first question to ask is whether Midgar has a government. This is a particularly …

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