J. D. Alt

The Five Stages of Money (and why we’re stuck at stage 4)

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 19/06/2018 - 10:24am in

By J.D. ALT Like everything else, money has evolved. It began in a primitive form and morphed into something more sophisticated, more successful. Then, probing and testing for an even better form, it morphed again. A simplified history of money’s … Continue reading →

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Last Exit to the Road Less Traveled

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Sun, 10/06/2018 - 11:23am in

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By J.D. ALT We now stand where two roads diverge. But unlike the roads in Robert Frost’s familiar poem, they are not equally fair. The road we have long been traveling is deceptively easy, a smooth superhighway on which we … Continue reading →

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Why America is not a Country-Club

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 10/05/2018 - 9:49pm in

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By J.D. ALT Everyone knows how a country-club works: Members pay dues, and the dues are used to pay for the expenses of running the country-club—maintenance and improvements, kitchen and service staff, golf-course mowing and landscaping, etc. Sometimes a big … Continue reading →

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Framing a Job Guarantee

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 03/05/2018 - 10:11am in

By J.D. ALT Note: This essay was first posted on realprogressivesusa.com Now that progressive leaders (Bernie Sanders, Kirsten Gillibrand and Corey Booker) have placed a proposed “Job Guarantee” program onto the mainstream political stage, it is essential they begin explaining … Continue reading →

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Framing the Progressive Platform

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 17/04/2018 - 11:54am in

By J.D. ALT This essay was first posted at www.realprogressivesusa.com I keep reading the big challenge Democrats face in the 2018/2020 elections is that they have moved too far left, proposing a platform that includes “free” universal health care, “free” … Continue reading →

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Doing What the Market Can’t

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 29/03/2018 - 7:44am in

By J.D. ALT What decides whether something is undertaken in America is the “market.” The way the market decides what is to be done is by determining whether people are willing to pay to benefit from the undertaking, how many … Continue reading →

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The Big Three

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 15/03/2018 - 9:19pm in

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By J.D. ALT This essay was first published at www.realprogressivesusa.com There is a lot more riding on our understanding of modern fiat money than we typically consider or discuss. Human society is now confronted with three epoch-defining challenges and, in … Continue reading →

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A Comfortable Betrayal

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 01/03/2018 - 11:10am in

By J.D. ALT This essay was first posted at https://www.realprogressivesusa.com/ It would be a shocking scandal if it came to light that the professions of medical science had, for decades, known about an easy to treat, underlying cause of cancer—but … Continue reading →

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THE SHIFT: Understanding and Using America’s Fiat Money

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 02/02/2018 - 10:22pm in

By J.D. ALT NOTE: This essay was originally posted at Real Progressives Before it disappears forever from our experience—which the rapid adoption of smart-phone commerce suggests might happen within the next decade—we should examine, take stock of, and fully understand … Continue reading →

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We Pay versus You Pay

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 02/01/2018 - 9:16pm in

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


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