Category Archives: Politics

Wisconsin idea to grade inner city, public schools: Work in a classroom first.

The latest political idea to fix schools is to grade them. This policy approach ignores the larger issues causing problems outside the schools in favor of a simple set of limited issues inside the classroom. This is a sure fire way … Continue reading

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The Genesis of a Substitute Teacher

As a substitute, I have gained a wide range of insights through my assignments at over a dozen different schools. Some of those being within the most economically disadvantaged neighborhoods in the city of Milwaukee… Continue reading

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Volunteercoin: Bitcoin Protocol Merged with Social Value and Public Purpose

Presently money instruments or things used to settle transaction agreements, e.g. dollars and credit cards, are unequally produced and distributed by governments and recognized banks. Even the monetary innovation called bitcoin, mined by computers and known as a cryptocurrency, is … Continue reading

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The Second Greatest Story Ever Told, Modern Monetary Theory (#MMT).

This being the Christmas season, many people think primarily about shopping and secondarily about THE greatest story ever told—the birth of Jesus. For billions of people the story of Jesus Christ is an historical fact, not fiction. His story gave … Continue reading

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A Story of America’s Shame

Yesterday, I saw the masterpiece by Steve McQueen, 12 Years A Slave. It is one of the most emotionally moving films I have ever witnessed. In fact, witnessed is the right word to describe seeing this film, as I felt … Continue reading

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EconoMonitor : Great Leap Forward » Mazzucato: The Entrepreneurial State

EconoMonitor : Great Leap Forward » Mazzucato: The Entrepreneurial State.

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Debt, Deficits, and Modern Monetary Theory

Debt, Deficits, and Modern Monetary Theory. Cross-posted from The Harvard International Review.

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What is neo-liberalism and why does it matter?

Originally posted on Euro-Irish Public Policy:
Do free markets actually exist and is the accumulation of wealth the defining characteristic of what it means to be human? Introduction The underlying assumptions governing neo-classical economics and its political expression in neo-liberalism…

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