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  •  But one way to start might be for us to start (2+ / 0-)
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    Mr MadAsHell, Larsstephens

    subtly changing the language.  For too long, the right has dominated the conversation through Frank Luntz type messaging.  Debt is bad.  Deficits are bad etc.

    Instead of saying borrowing, maybe try to say "issue more T-bonds" or "savings bonds"  Refer to the national debt whenever possible as the "national savings".  Or work in the word "contribution" to the private sector when referencing the deficit.  You are truly one of the good guys, and I certainly am not trying to harp on you.  But if we can't start to change the paradigm and reframe the debate here in our community, how can we expect to start to do the same with the broader public?

    MMT = Reality

    "The Earth is my country and Science my religion" Christiaan Huygens. Please join our Kos group "Money and Public Purpose". The gold standard ended on August 15, 1971, its time we start acting like it.

    by Auburn Parks on Thu Oct 17, 2013 at 02:49:44 PM PDT

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    •  I think you are right about this. (0+ / 0-)

      I remember reading a few issues of "The Progressive" back in the early eighties, and many of the stories, which I'd never seen covered in the mainstream press, did eventually surface as main stream stories when the public was ready for them, so reframing the perception of the deficit could work the same way if it is attempted.

      •  You're right, baby steps are necessary. (0+ / 0-)

        The right has been perfecting its propaganda for decades.  But we can't finish if we never begin.

        MMT = Reality

        "The Earth is my country and Science my religion" Christiaan Huygens. Please join our Kos group "Money and Public Purpose". The gold standard ended on August 15, 1971, its time we start acting like it.

        by Auburn Parks on Mon Oct 21, 2013 at 07:47:15 PM PDT

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