NEW EPISODE – June 30th, 2020
Debunking deficit myths (with Stephanie Kelton)
Modern Monetary Theory is an attempt to accurately describe how government debt and complex financial systems actually work. MMT can help us responsibly use our resources, and no one is more knowledgeable on the subject than our returning guest this week, Professor Stephanie Kelton. As Congressional debates over the need for a new stimulus package heat up, Kelton explains the myths surrounding MMT and what a new understanding of the budget could do for our economy.
Stephanie Kelton is a Professor of Economics and Public Policy at Stony Brook University. She is the leading expert on Modern Monetary Theory. Her new book, The Deficit Myth: Modern Monetary Theory and the Birth of the People’s Economy, shows how to break free of flawed deficit thinking.
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The next step is to put yourself on a ballot and I don’t care if it is as the dog catcher, a trustee, or a run for President. YOU can still do this, it isn’t too late to become a Precinct Delegate. You can file with the County Clerk in Roscommon (or where ever you live) by filing a Declaration of Intent form with the Clerk up until 4 p.m. on July 31st.
A Precinct Delegate is the next step in the process after being a voter. You put yourself out there as a leader in your community and I encourage you to do so. Below are a few words that further explain the role.
I would like to thank you personally for considering this role,
What is a Precinct Delegate?
The role of a precinct delegate is one of the most important yet least understood of any elected office. Precinct delegates to serve as a bridge between the Democrats in your neighborhood and the Democratic Party. Additionally, each precinct delegate represents their neighborhood at Democratic Party meetings. It is the active precinct delegate who wins elections for the Democratic Party.
What do Precinct Delegates do?
- Help Democrats get registered to vote.
- Take information on issues and candidates to the voters in your precinct.
- Identify other Democrats, and recruit new Party members.
- Help turn out the Democratic vote in your neighborhood on Election Day.
- Keep Democratic leaders informed about the issues that concern voters.