About MaxSpeak

Older than dirt. Rutgers, Class of '71. Ph.D. in economics, University of Maryland. Suburban soccer dad spouting like a rec room bolshevik.

Cash Me Out
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It’s been said that there are no atheists in foxholes, and more recently, no fiscal conservatives in a recession. In the same spirit, calls for the Federal government to send money are coming from some unlikely quarters. There are obvious … Continue reading

M4A is not easy
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Jacobin tees off again on Elizabeth Warren’s M4A proposal. I’m afraid I don’t think much of Higgenbotham’s argument. At the start, he centers the political difficulty of M4A on the resistance of providers. That is certainly one pole of resistance. … Continue reading

Bruenig & UBI
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“Politics is not arithmetic.” – Álvaro Cunhal, former Secretary-General, Partido Comunista Português My friend, the semi-notorious Matt Bruenig, responded to my bit in Jacobin on Andrew Yang and Universal Basic Income (UBI) on his Peoples Policy Institute website, so here … Continue reading