The Job Guarantee – Understanding Fundamental Concepts

Many public discussions among progressives entirely miss the point of the JG. It’s normal, but at the same time, the lack of firm understanding is detrimental to the JG, and to progress. So, with that, let me try to clarify a few things. In the first instance, progressives inevitably discuss the consequences for skilled/educated workers.[…]

All SNAP/Food Stamp Recipients Are Employed

You will hear U.S. conservatives describe the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as food stamps, as a “handout”. One hears the same from conservatives in other nations regarding various forms of welfare. Before I get into the subject of today’s discussion, let’s have a brief look at the history of food stamps in[…]

Introductory Series: The Monetary System – US Currency Part 3

Morning everyone. We will continue where we left off with a look at budget deficits, surpluses and the national debt. Previously, we’ve discussed US Dollars, what they are, where they come from, how they enter and leave the US economy, and US paper currency. In case you’ve been linked to this particular article, here is[…]