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Money and Banking (Part 2 – Central bank balance sheet and immediate implications)

Part 1 reviewed basic balance-sheet mechanics. This post begins to apply them to the Federal Reserve System (Fed).

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Anti-Intellectualism and the Death of a Movement

In the end, it is not the rage of our critics that we have to concern ourselves with. It is the silence of our friends that allow this anti-intellectualism to destroy people who have fought round the clock to bring these truths to life.

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Money and Banking (Part 1 – Balance Sheet)

The core of the financial system consists of financial documents and among them are balance sheets. As Hyman P. Minsky used to note, if you cannot put your reasoning in terms of a balance sheet there is a problem in your logic.

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Remembering 9/11

I do believe it is important to remember 9/11 from our own point of view. However, ignoring the last 67 years of history of US intervention of and within the Middle East cannot be an option.

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Money and the Limits of Sovereignty

The point is this: Words and the concepts they express have complex histories and any account of sovereignty must attend to the history of the term itself.

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FOAF? Response to Joe Firestone’s Critique of ‘Medicare for All, Not for Some’

State-based is an unacceptable compromise and does not present a path to NIMA. The path sketched out by Dr. Firestone is one fraught with peril and almost certainly doomed to failure.

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Monopoly Describes MMT

In short, federal deficits are the dollars we have to play the game.

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CDC eviction ban ended by Supreme Court: 4 questions about its impact answered by a housing law expert

The Supreme Court lifted the CDC’s eviction ban. A housing law expert answers questions regarding this decision.

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Afghanistan: War for Capitalist Rights, Not Human Rights

Human rights and morality only matter when it aligns with the interests of the ruling class.   

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Exploitation of Americans by the Prison Industrial Complex

To better understand what incarcerated people face, a handful of people with relevant experiences were interviewed to shed a light on the experience of incarcerated people (aka prisoners) in the United States.

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Modern Monetary Lens

The point has been to make it clear that using the MMT lens and choosing to look for public purpose solutions yields full employment and a path to a progressive society. 

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Aftermath of the Tulsa Race Riots

What America’s social justice activists can learn from past movements for civil rights

The challenging lesson from our history is that a deep well of strength and resilience are required for the long struggle to make equity and equality under the law a reality in the United States.

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