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A GOVERNMENT FOR THE PEOPLE Michael Merrill, The Harry Van Arsdale Jr. Center for Labor Studies

The theory of modern money summarized in the prior two articles is not just another perspective on the monetary system. It is also another perspective on government. In this final article, I want briefly to explore the implications of this alternative approach to government, especially as it relates to public sector workers and their unions.

UNDERSTANDING MODERN MONEY Michael Merrill The Harry Van Arsdale Jr. Center for Labor Studies

Many of us believe that living-wage job guarantees, publicly-provided benefits and services, and well-funded, stronger enforcement of the laws and regulations already on the books, is pie-in-the-sky. We have been taught to think that such guarantees cost too much money and that we can’t afford them, even if we agree that they would be good things to do if we could. We have been taught wrong. We can afford such programs. And we can afford them without imposing an unfair tax burden on anyone.

WE CAN AFFORD PROSPERITY! Part One, by Michael Merrill The Harry Van Arsdale Jr. Center for Labor Studies

The general public has been taught for thirty years and more to think of government as a burden on themselves and others, and therefore an obstacle to our shared prosperity. Anti-government propagandists have not only kept up a steady drum beat against any notion of public service that is not minimal, but they have also worked to slash government spending wherever and whenever possible.

Right Wing Anarchy Approaches

see this article first. I can't copy and paste this one.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/on-cusp-of-shutdown-house-conserv...

Against Regressive Taxation Posted on September 28, 2013 By Fadhel Kaboub Denison University, NEP blog

See the original article and graphs here: http://neweconomicperspectives.org/2013/09/regressive-taxation.html

I was recently asked to testify before the Ohio House of Representative’s Tax Reform Legislative Study Committee. I urged the committee to carefully consider the long-term negative consequences of the regressive tax policy for the State of Ohio and its residents. What follows is the gist of my testimony along with some of the data that I presented to the committee.

Cartoon: All In the Family

http://politicalirony.com/2013/09/17/all-in-the-family/?utm_source=feedb...

This cartoon contains the essence of the difference between the the neo-classical, kleptocratic phoney economic and Modern monetary economics. The person on the lleft is the neo-classical shill, the person on the right is describing MMT.

Walmart Flash Mob Video: Banned by Facebook

This You tube video has been reported to Facebook as "abusive," So this is my work around.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FuCNH7dqZxg&feature=youtu.be

Socialism before it was a four-letter word John Gurda, Milwaukee Journal, April 3, 2010

from the Milwaukee Journal files

One hundred years ago tomorrow, Milwaukee made political history. On April 5, 1910, we became the first (and only) major city in America to elect a Socialist mayor. A former patternmaker named Emil Seidel won a decisive victory in the spring election, beginning a period of Socialist success at the polls that would last until Frank Zeidler stepped down in 1960.

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