J. D. Alt

We Pay versus You Pay

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We Pay versus You Pay

The New Regulatory Regime of Modern Fiat Money By J.D. ALT I was momentarily taken aback to read in the Washington Post that a primary reason Donald Trump was elected president of the United States was because of a little … Continue reading →

We Pay versus You Pay


The New Poverty

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 29/12/2017 - 8:33am in

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The New Poverty

By J.D. ALT We define poverty, I suppose, as that living condition which is unable to acquire enough dollars to purchase some, or most, of the basic necessities of life. It also seems to be an accepted notion that a … Continue reading →

The New Poverty


Defining the Tax Reform Battleground

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Defining the Tax Reform Battleground

By J.D. ALT The Republican tax reform will be criticized on many fronts. It is a battle of criticisms that will likely become as chaotic, ill-informed, and counter-productive as the tax reform process itself has been. This is because it … Continue reading →

Defining the Tax Reform Battleground


Millennial Agenda― (and how to pay for it!)

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 11/12/2017 - 6:12am in

Millennial Agenda― (and how to pay for it!)

By J.D. ALT What follows is a to-do list for the next political power generation―the Millennials in whose hands the operation of America will begin soon, thankfully, to be grasped. The Boomer and GenX generations have succeeded in guiding America … Continue reading →

Millennial Agenda― (and how to pay for it!)


Monetary Mental Illness

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 04/12/2017 - 5:33am in

Monetary Mental Illness

By J.D. ALT It is literally painful to watch our political leaders’ efforts to rethink and restructure how we are going levy taxes on ourselves as a collective society. It is like watching a family member struggling with mental illness: … Continue reading →

Monetary Mental Illness


Wouldn’t it be great if America had a fiat-money system?

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 06/11/2017 - 10:06pm in

Wouldn’t it be great if America had a fiat-money system?

By J.D. ALT Think of how many of our seemingly intractable local and national problems could be solved if only America had its own sovereign fiat-money system! Unfortunately, most Americans can’t even think about that question because they’ve never heard … Continue reading →

Wouldn’t it be great if America had a fiat-money system?


Solving the Political Problem

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Solving the Political Problem

By J.D. ALT There was recently a breakthrough of sorts in media coverage for MMT. The Huffington Post published a piece covering the “People’s Convergence Conference” in Washington, D.C. on September 8-9. The conference brought together leaders and activists from … Continue reading →

Solving the Political Problem


The Great Italian Experiment (part 2)

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The Great Italian Experiment (part 2)

By J.D. ALT As I said, Italy, is now experimenting with paying for public services with tax credits. Presumably, this is happening because Italy doesn’t possess enough Euros to pay its citizens to provide all the goods and services needed … Continue reading →

The Great Italian Experiment (part 2)


Italy’s Great Experiment

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 27/09/2017 - 7:21pm in

Italy’s Great Experiment

By J.D. ALT Italy is experimenting with giving tax-cuts to its citizens in exchange for public services―such as pulling weeds and cutting grass. Wow. What an amazing idea! The government issues a tax credit, and uses it to pay a … Continue reading →

Italy’s Great Experiment


LOW EARTH ORBIT—A Preview

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 06/09/2017 - 10:42am in

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LOW EARTH ORBIT—A Preview

By J.D. ALT I have not written any essays for NEP these last several months because I’ve been working on a longer piece. It’s now finished and available as an ebook on Amazon and ibooks. The title is “LOW EARTH … Continue reading →

LOW EARTH ORBIT—A Preview