Category Archives: Economy

Conservable Economist: Timothy Taylor- Capitalism for Growth, Goverment for Fairness

Source: This piece was originally posted at The New Democrat You need a healthy private enterprise capitalist economic system for any economy to do well. That has been proven for a hundred-years now. Marxist state-control of the economy simply doesn’t … Continue reading

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Conservable Economist: Timothy Taylor- Rethinking Parameters of the US Welfare State

Source: This piece was originally posted at The New Democrat I have no problems with the American welfare state being smaller than Europe’s when it comes to a percentage of gross national product, or in pure dollars. Especially when our … Continue reading

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The American Prospect: Opinion- Sasha Abramsky- “Sharing The Wealth”: Why Expanding Economic Freedom is Better

Source: This piece was originally posted at The New Democrat Plus I’ve been asked several times why I’m a Liberal and what it means to be a Liberal, to define Liberal, define liberalism. And I give the same answers to all … Continue reading

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Brookings Institution: E.J. Dionne- A Conversation With House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi- Strengthening The Financial Security of America’s Working Families

Source: This piece was originally posted at The New Democrat Plus Infrastructure investment, a national energy policy, education and job training for our low-skilled adults and low-income students, immigration reform and expanding trade to sell more American products oversees as they … Continue reading

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The New York Times: Opinion- Paul Krugman- Inequality is a Drag: How to Expand Economic Freedom For Everyone

Source: This piece was originally posted at The New Democrat If you are familiar with my blogging you know that I’m not a redistributionist in the sense that I believe the way to close the wealth and income gaps in America … Continue reading

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The New York Times: Editorial Board: Germany and the Minimum Wage: A Sensible Approach to an Income Floor

German Federal Parliament The New York Times: Editorial Board: Germany and the Minimum Wage More evidence that Germany is not as socialist as it get’s stereotyped. The German Bundestag which is the lower chamber of the German Federal Parliament which … Continue reading

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The New Republic: Opinion- Bryce Covert- How Americans Can Work Less: How American Workers Could Get More Benefits

Source: The New Republic: Opinion- Bryce Covert- How American Can Work Less I wrote a blog last week about paid paternity and maternal, as well as sick leave all things I believe in. And this post similar to that, but just … Continue reading

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New York Times: Opinion: Joseph E. Stiglitz: Inequality is Inevitable: How to Expand Economic Opportunity For All

Wall Street New York Times: Opinion: Joseph E. Stiglitz: Inequality is Not Inevitable As I’ve made this point on this blog before comparing the Scandinavian economies with the United States simply does not work. You would be better off comparing … Continue reading

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Campaign For America’s Future: Opinion: Isaiah Poole: Transportation Crisis: “Republicans Looking For Hostages, Not Solutions”: How to Fund American Infrastructure Investment

Construction Workers Campaign For America’s Future: Opinion: Isaiah Poole: Transportation Crisis: Republicans Looking For Hostages, Not Solutions One of the advantages of being able to talk about solutions and issues and offer ideas to solve those issues when you know … Continue reading

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AlterNet: Opinion- Robert Reich- “American Capitalism is in Crisis”: Liberal Capitalism vs. Social Capitalism

Source: This piece was originally posted at The New Democrat) There are a lot of so-called Progressives in America who are really are what would be called Social Democrats or Socialists in Canada or Europe that argue that “Canada and Europe … Continue reading

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