It’s All Connected

Added to Job Guarantee, here.

A Federal Job Guarantee: The Unfinished Business of the Civil Rights Movement • The 1963 March on Washington put a government guarantee to a job at the front of the civil rights agenda. It’s long past time to complete the work.
—  Rep. Ayanna Pressley (@AyannaPressley), David Stein (@DavidPStein <em>The Nation</em> (@TheNation) Sept 2, 2021

A little macro background for Macroeconomics: Provisioning and Prosperity, particularly with regard to universities as a provider of alternative currencies.  

The Rise of the UniverCity • As they come to resemble corporations, universities increasingly wield the kind of power and influence that were hallmarks of ruthless employers in isolated company towns. Historian Davarian Baldwin calls this ominous trend the “rise of the UniverCity.”  — Davarian Baldwin (@DavarianBaldwin), <em>Jacobin</em> (@Jacobin) Sept 2, 2021 #Background #Unis4All #InTheShadow

A new addition to our Blogroll and Kelton’s page under Primary Sources.

The Lens – Stephanie Kelton • “The Lens is a portal into my academic and professional world. It’s a place to visit for economic analysis, commentary on public policy, and previews of forthcoming talks and publications. Never miss an update.”

 

 

Provisioning & Prosperity

While some could be cross-posted under Green New Deal and Job Guarantee, this collection resulted in a new page — Provisioning & Prosperity — found under FAQ. These pieces build on and underscore the multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary aspects of the MMT perspective on macro and micro economics. Implications for food security, pediatric health, local resilience, sustainable universities, etc.

Heterodox Microeconomics • “the pursuit of spatial justice outcomes at local and national levels of social provisioning.”
— Ben Wilson (@autogestion77) American Review of Political Economy Oct 10, 2021

From the Abstract
“This paper examines food system social provisioning at low levels of geographic scale to merge the heterodox microeconomic approach outlined by Frederic Lee (2018) and the activist spatial justice methodology of Edward Soja (2010). Combining these two theoretical frameworks blends academia and activism by joining community perspectives with spatial, quantitative and qualitative data techniques to hypothesis test and investigate disparities in social provisioning. Initiating the inquiry with data available at the address level of geography allows the analysis to develop across diverse geographic scales and reveal consistent patterns of inequality. It is argued that these consistencies afford researchers, activists, and practitioners benchmarks for the study and development of transdisciplinary intervention design and implementation. This spatial study of pediatric food allergy frames a practical example of how this approach is applicable across a variety of socioeconomic and environmental health disparities and the pursuit of spatial justice outcomes at local and national levels of social provisioning.”

UNIs for All with Ben Wilson and Scott Ferguson
— Steve Grumbine (@Sdgrumbine), Ben Wilson (@autogestion77), Scott Ferguson (@videotroph), Macro n’ Cheese (@CheeseMacro) Aug 8, 2020 (1:10:56)

Place, Participation and the Politics of University Finance
— William Saas (@billysaas), Ben Wilson (@autogestion77) Money on the Left (@moneyontheleft) June 19, 2020 Podcast (1:21:04) w/ transcript.

#Unis4all: An Open Letter to the U.S. Higher Education Community • …”college and university systems ought to leverage their considerable provisioning capacities in order to reject austerity and provide for the health and welfare of all in their communities.”
— Scott Ferguson (@videotroph), William Saas (@billysaas), Maxximilian Scijo (@maxseijo), Ben Wilson (@autogestion77), Public Seminar (@PublicSeminar) May 22, 2020

Responding to the University Budget Crisis with University Currencies • Building Resilience Amid Crisis
— Nathan Tankus (@NathanTankus), Notes on the Crisis May 14, 2020

A Dirigisme Approach to a Monetary Policy Jobs Guarantee and the Green New Deal
— Ben Wilson (@autogestion77), Social Science Research Network (@SSRN) June 28, 2019

Envisioning Provisioning: Forgiveness and the Possibility of Peace
— Ben Wilson (@autogestion77), Global Institute for Sustainable Prosperity (@GISP_tweets) Jan 2016