I do understand and appreciate the elegance of the article. If you dont mind a bit of critique….I don’t know who this is aimed at. People without background reading on MMT may not get it at all.. They could get thrown off the horse at the first hurdle, when you say ” Taxation is required to allow the government to spend its otherwise worthless currency.” Everyone knows the Government is just wasting taxpayer dollars ;).
You would need a whole article just to explain the first point to a layperson. An article challenging the myths behind the fiscal cliff followed by a series of articles expanding the MMT bullet points one by one might be better getting through to laypersons. As the right wing has careful crafted many bogus economic frameworks in layperson terms. These are entrenched beliefs in many skulls. You would have to deconstruct the bogus frameworks one by one and create another (proper) framework in layperson terms to replace it. Even then people will often forget or revert back to bogus beloef under pressure from mainstream press and peers.
That takes the time and resources of a well funded think tank. I guess MMT doesn’t have that, so here we are. My advice to the MMT community is to get some solidarity, find a few drums to bang hard and hit them often. Start with something you can win easily. Win a few skirmishes before taking on a grand campaign. Alternatively just meet up and develop a strategy (any strategy) to get MMT mainstream.