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How Useful Is Modern Money Theory for Developing Countries?

October 9, 2019

MMT is gaining traction among progressives as an option for paying for massive government spending projects such as the Green New Deal. Even if it is useful for countries such as the U.S., can it be applied in developing countries? PERI’s Matías Vernengo says only to a limited extent.

Bernie Sanders' Union Platform Calls for Class Struggle

Bernie Sanders’ Union Platform Calls for Class Struggle

September 20, 2019

Union strikes are growing, as is voter support for unions. In this context, what does Sen. Bernie Sanders’ union platform mean?

3rd Democratic Debate: Medicare for All as the Bogeyman? (1/3)

3rd Democratic Debate

September 13, 2019
The third Democratic Party’s presidential debate featured all ten front-runners for the first time. In segment one of our debate discussion, we take a closer look how candidates discussed the healthcare issue. Our panelists are Osita Nwanevu, Helena Olea, and Jacqueline Luqman, with Greg Wilpert as host
Bernie Sanders Is Fighting to End the Media's Demonization of Socialism

Bernie Sanders Is Fighting to End the Media’s Demonization of Socialism

September 12, 2019

We had a conversation with Sen. Sanders’ Press Secretary Briahna Joy Gray on the right-wing talking points used by mainstream media to discredit Sen. Sanders and the falsehoods about socialism perpetuated by the GOP

DNC Rejects Call for a Climate Debate

DNC Rejects Call for a Climate Debate

August 22, 2019

Democratic National Committee (DNC) officials reversed the previous ban on candidates participating in non-sanctioned climate forums, but Carmen Bouquin of the Sunrise Movement says that’s not enough

Bernie Sanders Takes Aim at the Pathology of the For-Profit Criminal Justice System

Bernie Sanders Takes Aim at the Pathology of the For-Profit Criminal Justice System

August 20, 2019

An analysis of Sen Sanders’ new criminal justice reform plan and a brief history of neoliberal democrats ‘playing’ at progressive politics while enacting regressive policies

Student Debt Reform, or Student Debt Forgiveness? What The Candidates' Plans Mean

Student Debt Reform, or Student Debt Forgiveness? What The Candidates’ Plans Mean

August 11, 2019

Students leaving college with their hard-earned degrees also have a significant and growing amount of debt. Which Democratic candidate’s plan is the most effective at addressing this growing problem?

Just 15 Minutes on Climate Change in First 2 Democratic Debates

June 28, 2019

The climate crisis poses an existential threat to humanity, but from the first two Democratic debates, you’d never know it.