Category Archives: Political Reform

My Broadband Pipe Dream, Part II: How might we get there from here?

Having set the conceptual stage for a “generative” Internet access strategy in Part I of this two-part post, I’d like dig a little deeper here into the “what” and “how.” As I said in Part I, and as suggested by … Continue reading

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Which Kind of Internet Do “We the People” Want?

I believe we’re at a key crossroads in the evolution of the Internet, our economy and society as a whole. And, as I’ve discussed, I believe a combination of New Growth Theory and Modern Monetary Theory can help us choose … Continue reading

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How Best to “Upgrade America?”

I just read Blair Levin’s recent “Upgrading America” speech, whose subtitle is: “Achieving a Strategic Bandwidth Advantage and a Psychology of Bandwidth Abundance To Drive High-Performance Knowledge Exchange.” As its longish subtitle (and reference to “combinatorial innovation”) suggests, Levin seems to … Continue reading

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Replanting the Roots of our Republic

In an earlier post I briefly discussed efforts spearheaded by Larry Lessig to “strike at the roots” of political corruption.  As I noted then, Lessig is the author of “Republic, Lost: How Money Corrupts Congress–and a Plan to Stop It.”  … Continue reading

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Striking at the Roots

My last post considered a proposal by Dan Kervick, a blogger at New Economic Perspectives, to more closely integrate fiscal and monetary policy, and to transition the latter from the control of a Central Bank that’s mainly responsive to the … Continue reading

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Integrating Fiscal and Monetary Policy

To provide a little more background on Modern Monetary Theory (MMT) and its significance, I though it would be helpful to discuss some additional MMT-related material. In this post I want to focus on a recent blog post by Dan … Continue reading

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New Perspectives on the Economy

Since economics is supposed to be the study of the exchange of value and (hopefully) the increase in prosperity and well-being among human beings, it will be a central thread of future discussion on this site.  The general perspective I’ll … Continue reading

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