The 2nd MMT Conference

At the end of September I attended The Second International Conference of Modern Monetary Theory:”Public Money, Public Purpose, Public Power” at The New School, in New York City. I was fortunate to participate in a panel on “MMT and Electoral Politics” I believe I was the only elected official in attendance. Before I share my remarks from the […]

Jeffrey Sachs and “Future Now”

Jeffrey Sachs, Columbia University Professor and director of the Earth Institute has joined entrepreneur Adam Pritzker and former New York State Senator Daniel Squadron to begin the Future Now project to achieve ‘America’s Goals’ by 2030. Much of the proposal is mentioned in his recent book, Building the New American Economy: Smart, Fair, and Sustainable. Much of what […]

TRUMP’S WRONG HEADED TAX CUT PROPOSALS DENY US ABILITY TO SOLVE PROBLEMS WE FACE

    The President and his allies in Congress are talking about their big plans for ‘huge’ tax cuts in the midst of massive weather related destruction. Making outrageous claims that this is what will bring about ‘tremendous’ economic growth, increased wages and increased job creation right here in America. All this from a man […]

WHY THE MIDDLE CLASS ECONOMY MATTERS TO ME

  It was the summer of 1969, my brother was getting ready to head off to college; I experienced a political and cultural transformation and so did my community and the country as a whole. We had survived the tumultuous revolutionary year, 1968: The murder of Martin Luther King Jr., the race riots across the […]

“The American Dream” vs “The Gospel of Wealth”

Earlier this month we celebrated Lincoln’s birthday, the President who many consider our greatest President. Ralph Waldo Emerson once called Abraham Lincoln, ‘our first middle class President’ because he advocated a government that helped open a path to prosperity for all, and he advocated a government for, by and of the people. The notion of […]

Building a Future Where More People Get Ahead

I get frequent calls from my friend David who reminds me that people who work at the nursing home he lives in are underpaid and struggle to make ends meet. I hear from MNDOT contractors who’ve conducted layoffs that decrease their ability to take on the many repairs that our state desperately needs. College students […]

House DFL Lawmakers Taking Serious Steps to Grow Our Economy, Expand Middle Class

Last week the Minnesota House passed a series of comprehensive bills that invest in priorities like our children’s education and property tax cuts. To pay for these important investments, we passed our tax bill. It eliminates our $627 million deficit without gimmicks and pays back the remaining $854 million school shift. The bills we passed make […]

Guest Appearance on The Attitude

My good friend Deborah “Arnie” Arneson invited me to come on to her radio show, The Attitude, to talk about my idea for a Middle Class Amendment.  You can listen to the conversation here or subscribe to the feed.

Campaign Kick Off – Great fun and a success

            July 6th I kicked off my Northfield Campaign for election MN House Seat 20B at Northfield’s Grand Event Center on 4th and Washington Streets.  Senator Klobuchar and Governor Dayton sent regrets as they were busy touring flood damage up North after the President’s Emergency Declaration. But both Rep. Paul […]
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