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Macro N Cheese

Steve D Grumbine MS, MBA, PMP, PSM1, ITIL

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Macroeconomics has never been so ... delish! Macro and Cheese explores the progressive movement through the lens of Modern Monetary Theory, with hot and irreverent political takes, spotlights in activism, and the razor sharp musings of Real Progressives Founder and host Steve Grumbine. The cheese will flow as experts come in for a full, four course deep dive into the hot queso. Comfort Food for Thought!
 
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The real war is against the poor. Steve Grumbine explains the reality behind saying 'Austerity is Murder', why there is more to just punching up,and what to do with that information. Steve Grumbine: @sdgrumbine on Twitter | Real Progress In Action on Youtube | https://www.realprogressives.org SUPPORT Status Coup's ON-THE-GROUND and investigative re…
 
In September, Real Progressives had a webinar with Michael Hudson. It gave our volunteers the opportunity to ask him about his book, The Destiny of Civilization: Finance Capitalism, Industrial Capitalism, or Socialism. This week’s podcast brings you the audio of that event. Although his book looks at three economic philosophies, the Q & A focused o…
 
Thomas Frank, historian, lecturer, and author of "Listen, Liberal," and "What's The Matter with Kansas?" chatted with Jordan Chariton about what the heck has happened to the Democratic party? And, what does Populism mean anyway? SUPPORT Status Coup's ON-THE-GROUND and investigative reporting on the stories the corporate media COVERS UP: https://www…
 
Senators Manchin and Sinema have reached a new low while dining with billionaires at Davos. Jordan Chariton (@JordanChariton on Twitter), Steve Grumbine, and Zeynab Day talk about this insanity, BlackRock crying about being 'demonized', and Sam Harris' dive off the deep end on his Pandemic takes. Zeynab Day: @ZeynabDay on Twitter | Substack: https:…
 
AOC goes cringe with the political birds and bees. A Biden BFF also goes swooning with the world's elite at Davos. Jordan Chariton (@JordanChariton on Twitter) is joined by Zeynab Day to discuss these topics. Then Ty Bayliss will be joining Jordan to discuss how the media lied and continues to lie about MLK Jr. Zeynab Day: @ZeynabDay on Twitter | S…
 
Is equality even possible? Steve Grumbine delves into this question on this week's Let's Get Ready to Grumble. The gap between the rich and poor is widening, and the differences that makes on a person's life and well-being is becoming more and more obvious. Can this problem be solved? Or is that even possible with our current system. Steve Grumbine…
 
A veteran turned extremist infiltrator talks with Tina-Desiree Berg about his work taking down White Supremacist and Extremist organizations. Kristofer Goldsmith gives his thoughts also on the most dangerous organizations out there that might surprise you! And what the fight looks like going forward. Kristofer Goldsmith: CEO Sparverius, Creator of …
 
Rohan Grey always uses cool cultural references. Six minutes into the episode he brings up Tintin. Later we hear about Wile E. Coyote, Star Trek, Teletubbies and Wagnerian opera. The Tintin tale concerns a treasure hunt that required Tintin to find three maps; only when they were overlaid could he see the location of the treasure. Rohan Grey relate…
 
Police brutally tase a teacher, and cousin of a BLM co-founder, to death. Ron Placone and Tina-Desiree Berg break down the horrific incident and who Keenan Anderson was. They also will dive into the Supreme Court vs. Teamsters fight going on right now that could destroy the foundation of Unions and worker rights. Tina-Desiree Berg: @TinaDesireeBerg…
 
The wave of mass shooter violence continues. Kim Brown discusses this, and talks with the mother of Tyler Lewis, a 19-year-old student who was stabbed to death at Buffalo State College in October 2021. To date, no arrests have been made. Tyler's mother Roquishia Lewis will join Kim to discuss her fight for justice for her son. SUPPORT Tyler Lewis' …
 
Moderna executives announced a 400 percent increase in its COVID vaccine. The Supreme Court considers a case that would severely limit workers' rights to go on strike. After holiday meltdown, Southwest Airlines promoted executives. Ron Placone hosts! Ron Placone: https://www.ronplacone.com | Ron Placone on Youtube | @RonPlacone on Twitter SUPPORT S…
 
AOC responds to the historic House Speaker vote, where the Freedom Caucus held out the vote for concessions, by claiming that Progressives in the House PRIVATELY play hardball with the Democratic Party establishment. What happened to "Bringing the ruckus?" Brazil gets its own right-wing extremist insurrection following the election of Lulu. Ron Pla…
 
Tina-Desiree Berg talks with journalist Eddie Kim (@eddiekimx on Twitter) about the growing anti-Asian hate in America, as well as the growing Extremist movements within those communities. Tina-Desiree Berg: @TinaDesireeBerg on Twitter | District 34 on Youtube SUPPORT Status Coup's ON-THE-GROUND and investigative reporting on the stories the corpor…
 
When you Google John Kiriakou, the descriptive label that pops up with his name is Whistleblower. John was an analyst and case officer for the Central Intelligence Agency during the anti-communist era and then the anti-terrorist era. (Where did all the communists go? Aren’t they a threat anymore? Were they ever? Those will have to be questions for …
 
Ron Placone and Tina-Desiree Berg are joined by Warren "Guss" Yellow Hair, a member of the Oglala tribe to talk about the disastrous effects the winter storm had on them, leading to a lack of resources. Ron and Tina also discuss landlords evicting tenants they survey, and Tina also gives updates on Right Wing Extremism from CES. Warren "Guss" Yello…
 
Congress keeps looking for a speaker, and guest Chuck Modi joins Kim Brown to further go into the exploitation of football players following Hamlin's dangerous injuries. Chuck Modi: @ChuckModi1 on Twitter | https://kinja.com/chuckmodi1 Kim Brown: Burn it Down With Kim Brown on Youtube | @BurnItDownKB on Twitter SUPPORT Status Coup's ON-THE-GROUND a…
 
Lula gets sworn in Brazil, Hamlin of the Bills collapses in the field, and reactions to it get disgusting. Ron Placone returns to talk about these, as well as the mutiny happening Now over House Speaker Mccarthy. Mike Elk (@MikeElk on Twitter) also joins to go into more detail on Lula's come to power. Then Zeynab Day (@zeynabday on Twitter) joins t…
 
A former white supremacist and KKK member Chuck Buckley talks with Tina-Desiree Berg about being apart of extremist movements, including the KKK, and how he left them. He now helps others stuck in extremism through various groups. https://www.Parents4Peace.org Tina-Desiree Berg: @TinaDesireeBerg on Twitter | District 34 on Youtube SUPPORT Status Co…
 
**Happy New Year from Real Progressives and Macro N Cheese. If you would like to help us continue to bring you great content, please consider becoming a monthly sponsor at patreon.com/realprogressives. Your contributions help pay for the tech platforms and equipment that keep this podcast alive.** This week’s episode is the recording of a recent RP…
 
Today we debate a 3rd party exit vs taking over the Democratic Party. Jordan Chariton (@JordanChariton on Twitter) and Zeynab Day (@ZeynabDay on Twitter) joins Tina-Desiree Berg and Ron Placone to discuss this. Tina-Desiree Berg: @TinaDesireeBerg on Twitter | District 34 on Youtube Ron Placone: https://www.ronplacone.com | Ron Placone on Youtube | …
 
Airline passengers are stranded and threatened with arrest. Kim Brown covers this, the extreme winter weather that shows the dangers of climate change, and the need to legalize marijuana. Kim Brown: Burn it Down With Kim Brown on Youtube | @BurnItDownKB on Twitter SUPPORT Status Coup's ON-THE-GROUND and investigative reporting on the stories the co…
 
Steven Donziger (@SDonziger on Twitter) Joins Ron Placone to discuss the historic settlement Shell has to pay to Nigerian Farmers. Southwest Airlines meltdown during the holidays, and Pete Buttigieg sends a probe in response. https://www.freedonziger.com Ron Placone: https://www.ronplacone.com | Ron Placone on Youtube | @RonPlacone on Twitter Fight…
 
Welcome to a new Right Wing Insanity Report. This week Tina talks with Abner Hauge about his recent trip to Turning Point USA's conference, and go over the craziness that it entailed. Abner Hauge: Editor in Chief at Left Coast Right Watch Tina-Desiree Berg: @TinaDesireeBerg on Twitter | District 34 on Youtube SUPPORT Status Coup's ON-THE-GROUND and…
 
Steve Grumbine tackles the idea of a gold and silver standard, both pointing out how ridiculous such a system would be, and explaining how we don't use the system regardless. How Modern Monetary Theory (MMT) shows how cruel our government can be. Steve Grumbine: @sdgrumbine on Twitter | Real Progress in Action on Youtube | https://www.realprogressi…
 
All digital currency is not created equal. Its technology can potentially be used as a force for good or a force of evil. Robert Hockett joins Steve to discuss both. Let’s start with the evil. The collapse of FTX, one of the world’s largest crypto exchanges, is still sending shock waves through the mainstream and financial media. It seems that only…
 
Today is hosted by Tina-Desiree Berg and Ron Placone! They discuss Nina Turner's response to a video on McDonalds automation and how it is not tied to the minimum wage. They also discuss life expectancy dropping, fake reporters, and Trump being recommended for indictment. Tina-Desiree Berg: @TinaDesireeBerg on Twitter | District 34 on Youtube Ron P…
 
Cop City would be the largest police complex in American history and is set to be built on Native-American land inside a forest. Kim Brown talks with an activist about what they have been doing to protest and stop this from happening, and what can be done to make sure this is not built. Also, Kim will cover Trump's taxes, why people are talking abo…
 
Mamadou Diallo, a Tesla worker who was fired by Elon Musk after Grand Mal seizures reacts to the news of more workers fired after criticizing Elon. Ron Placone talks with him, then goes over the anti-trust legislation in Congress that needs to be addressed to keep the internet free. He'll also be discussing the Kroger-Albertson merger as the monopo…
 
The JFK Documents have been released, what does that mean, and were there any bombshells revealed? Tina-Desiree Berg and Ron Placone interview author and historian Lamar Waldron, who wrote the book on the JFK coverup, "The Hidden History of the JFK Assassination.' We're going to hear from him about what the new docs reveal and what may have been hi…
 
The Right Wing Insanity Report w/ Tina-Desiree Berg! This week she is joined by Zach D. Roberts, a Photo-Journalist and Co-Producer of the new Documentary with Greg Palast 'Vigilante: Georgie's Voter Suppression Hitman'. They discuss the Charlottesville Rallies and violence, what lead to that, and how it has affected the extremist movement to this …
 
**After the episode, visit our “Extras” page where you’ll find links to Bill Mitchell’s blog, books, MMT education course, and more. Every episode of this podcast is also accompanied by a full transcript. realprogressives.org/macro-n-cheese-podcast/** Usually when Steve and his guests talk about culture, they’re referring to that of neoliberalism. …
 
Rail Union President OUSTED by pissed off workers and JFK Docs set to be revealed. Tina-Desiree Berg and Ron Placone discuss these topics along with ANOTHER Navy Oil spill in Hawaii, and more! They are also joined by Mike Inouye from O'ahu Water Protectors to talk about the recent spill revelations. Tina-Desiree Berg: @TinaDesireeBerg on Twitter | …
 
Obama goes full anti-woke, and gains the support of Elon Musk in the process as Kim Brown goes over the day's news. Including Oregon getting rid of the death penalty, and the death of tWitchy. Kim Brown: Burn it Down With Kim Brown on Youtube | @BurnItDownKB on Twitter SUPPORT Status Coup's ON-THE-GROUND and investigative reporting on the stories t…
 
Ron Placone is joined by Ryan Grim of the Intercept to discuss the attempt by Biden to stop the War Powers Act from being voted on after being put forth by Bernie Sanders. As well as the recent contract being forced through on the Railroad Workers. Then he will talk about Biden means testing the Child Tax Credit, and Ron DeSantis passing Trump in p…
 
Today is hosted by Tina-Desiree Berg and Ron Placone! They are joined by Joseph Geevarghese, Executive Director of Our Revolution to discuss the Rail Strike, Manchin's attempted dirty deal, and the overall labor movement. Joseph Geevarghese: Executive Director Our Revolution | @OurRevolution on Twitter | @JosephGeev on Twitter Tina-Desiree Berg: @T…
 
Steve Grumbine is back with a new Let's Get Ready to Grumble! This week he tackles the myths of the Federal Reserve, and falsehoods about the function of the economy that get perpetuated by the likes of Bill Clinton, Nixon, and Reagan. Original Article by Steve Grumbine: https://realprogressives.org/2018-02-04-end-the-fedish-redirecting-our-anger-a…
 
Tina-Desiree Berg talks with Brooke Binkowski about the growing right extremist movement, how the addition of things like Facebook have made it grow, and how it ties into things like the attempted government overthrow by the far right in Germany. Brooke Binkowski: Managing Editor https://www.truthorfiction.com | @brooklynmarie on Twitter Tina-Desir…
 
Clint Ballinger is an economic geographer, a path he followed in search of answers to what he calls fundamental questions of political economy. Why did the Industrial Revolution occur in England and western Europe? What is the reason for the radically uneven distribution—radically unequal material well-being—around the world? It exists not only bet…
 
Today is hosted by Tina-Desiree Berg and Ron Placone! They discuss Congress voting on a HUGELY inflated $847 billion defense bill which includes $45 billion extra that Biden didn't even ask for. Also the release of Brittany Griner, and the Qanon Queen going international. Tina-Desiree Berg: @TinaDesireeBerg on Twitter | District 34 on Youtube Ron P…
 
What is Status Coup? https://youtu.be/-PeYAeDOf10 Kim Brown goes over the Supreme Court's potential rigging of state elections, the sexual violence being put forth by the police, and the misleadership by black politicians. Kim Brown: Burn It Down With Kim Brown on Youtube | @BurnItDownKB on Twitter SUPPORT Status Coup's ON-THE-GROUND and investigat…
 
What is Status Coup? https://youtu.be/-PeYAeDOf10 Today is hosted by Ron Placone! They are joined by Gabe Christenson, a rail worker to discuss the disasterous deal that Biden and the Democrats rammed through Congress. Then the Twitter janitors going on strike, new details released about the John F. Kennedy Jr. assassination, and more! Gabe Christe…
 
What is Status Coup? https://youtu.be/-PeYAeDOf10 Today is hosted by Tina-Desiree Berg and Ron Placone! They interview attorney Jonathan Sokolow on the Manchin-Biden deal to RAM through the Mountain Valley Pipeline, among other things. They also discuss Justice Alito making KKK jokes, and TicketMaster finally going under scrutiny. Jonathan Sokolow:…
 
** Check out the transcript for this and every episode of Macro N Cheese on the Real Progressives website. This week’s episode looks at using a recently developed economic model application developed by frequent Macro N Cheese guest, Steve Keen. The software is aptly named “Minsky” and Steve Grumbine’s guest, Tyrone Keynes, is an experienced user o…
 
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