Links – March 4, 2019

Arden Fair mall in Sacramento closes as Stephon Clark protesters hold sit-in Sacramento Bee

Teachers in Oakland approve contract ending strike AP

Milan Says ‘People First’ To Salvini’s Racist Policies teleSUR

Milan’s streets were filled Saturday with tens of thousands of anti-nationalist protesters who say Italy’s national government is enacting racist policies they don’t want to be a part of.


Venezuelan Politician Warns UNHCR Against Working with (paramilitary) ‘Irregular GroupsteleSUR

US wants ‘broad’ regime-change coalition on Venezuela – Bolton RT

“In this administration we’re not afraid to use the phrase ‘Monroe Doctrine,’” Bolton said.

Who Is US Intelligence Official Advising Guaido on His ‘Regional Tour’ teleSUR

The radical legacy of Berta Cáceres Peoples Dispatch

When 20,000 New Yorkers Attended a Nazi Rally—and 50,000 Joined the Trotskyist Counterprotest LeftVoice

Macro modelling MMT Michael Roberts

The increasingly abstruse debate among economists (mainstream, heterodox and leftist) continues on the validity of Modern Monetary Theory (MMT) and its relevance for economic policy. …

Although this debate is getting very arcane and even nasty, it is not irrelevant because many leftists in the labor movement have been attracted by MMT as theoretical support for opposing ‘austerity’ and for justifying significant government spending to obtain full employment and incomes. In particular, the radical wing of the Democrat party in the US has used MMT to support their call for a Green New Deal – arguing that more government spending on the environment, climate change and health can easily be financed by the issuance of dollars, rather than by more taxes or more government bonds that would raise public debt.

MMT for Dummies

Watch: Bill Nye responds to anti-science tweets YouTube

Why Don’t Gravitational Waves Get Weaker Like The Gravitational Force Does? Forbes

The Billion Year Partnership Between Plants And Fungi Forbes

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