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  • Peace with Justice
  • Technology and Innovation

Nobel prize-winning economics of climate change is misleading and dangerous – here’s why

Steve Keen, UCL While climate scientists warn that climate change could be catastrophic, economists such as 2018 Nobel prize winner William Nordhaus assert that it …

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Africa’s Pandemic Response Calls for Reclaiming Economic and Monetary Sovereignty: An Open Letter

The African Economic and Monetary Sovereignty initiative began almost three years ago in preparation for the first conference on The Quest for Economic and Monetary Sovereignty in 21st Century Africa, …

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The History of America’s Political Parties and How to Fix Them

To really understand how fickle a party’s political alignment can be, we must first study the history of the parties we have today.  It is …

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The appallingly bad neoclassical economics of climate change

Abstract Forecasts by economists of the economic damage from climate change have been notably sanguine, compared to warnings by scientists about damage to the biosphere. …

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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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