In the beginning there were taxes.

There are several conflicting stories about the origin of money. Many of them may even be true, but most don’t deal with “modern” money. Accounting has been a necessity since we first formed societies and things, even simple lines carved in sticks, have been…


Us, them, and everyone else. Sectors are everything.

Sector, section, sect; to divide, cut, partition. We can divide just about any numbers into groupings according to varying criteria to gain a better understanding of their movements, or the groups themselves. We most often define people by sex/gender, age, politics, income…


Bank money and its place in the big picture.

To this point, I have addressed money as defined by our monetary system as a tax credit. The federal government will only accept its own currency in payment of tax obligations as it is those obligations that create the demand for…


Opportunities lost

America has been tightening its belt steadily since Saint RayGun brought us the revelation of supply side economics (it’ll work this time, I promise) down from the mount. Every honest graph of the economy that doesn’t include Wall St gains shows we are riding a sinking ship and…


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There are hidden dangers in pushing the issue of the debt ceiling to the fore of American attention, especially for the GOP. One of the big ones is Social Security, which a significant percentage of the GOP voter base depends upon for their survival.

The common logic of Social Security…


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The one thing that most scientists can agree on when attempting to explain the existence of many ancient archeological finds is that it was not possible to create them with the technology available at the time by the cultures they are attributed to. …


Spoiler Alert: It’s a poor attempt at comedy that can only be understood by the authors. Not even all of the actors get it.

General Plotline:

A mostly meaningless number is given temporary importance as Congress chooses up sides and rants about the legislation “THEY” previously approved and its cost…


What’s with all of the book download links that now make up 75–80% of my feed? It would seem a lot easier to simply go to the Kindle page and get a category selection if that was my driving interest in paying for my membership here.


I'll admit that I didn't read much of your article. That is because it started out from the worst position possible, paying for it. That is a sure way to bankrupt the nation and destroy its already lousy healthcare in one blow.

Any economist I would consider credible recognizes that…


It would be refreshing to see just one article attempting to debunk MMT that showed a minimum effort to understand its premise and concept. Here's a clue: It isn't all about spending more. You also don't get to mix MMT with your heterodox econ at will. Pick a lane.

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Keith Evans

Meandering to a different drummer.

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