Tag Archives: New Deal

The Real News: Paul Jay Interviewing Peter Kuznick- Undoing The New Deal: FDR Created A Social Safety Net, Not Socialism

Source: This piece was originally posted at The New Democrat I actually agree with Paul Jay on something here. ( For a change ) President Franklin Roosevelt, his Administration and Congress, didn’t create a socialist economic system in America for … Continue reading

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Democratic Socialists USA: Social and Economic Bill of Rights

    Source: The New Democrat When you look at the New Deal from President Franklin Roosevelt in the 1930s, you see the creation of the American public safety net. With things like retirement insurance, which is what Social Security … Continue reading

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Paul Krugman: ‘New Deal Created the Middle Class’: Not So Fast

Source: This piece was originally posted at The New Democrat: Paul Krugman:’New Deal Created the Middle Class’: Not So Fast Government, doesn’t create economic classes. They can assist people to do better. Which is where things like education, infrastructure, a … Continue reading

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Huffington Post: Opinion- David Woolner- Seeking The Four Freedoms is as Important Today as it Was 74 Years Ago

Huffington Post: Opinion: David Woolner: Seeking The Four Freedoms is as Important Today as it Was 74 Years Ago If today’s so-called Progressives, believe that Hillary Clinton is going to run for President as the female Bernie Sanders and the … Continue reading

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Salon: Opinion- Bill Moyers & Michael Winship: Bernie Sanders Isn’t a Crackpot

Source: This piece was originally posted at The New Democrat Plus It depends on what you mean by progressive, to sort of paraphrase what Bill Moyers said about, “it depends on what you mean by left-wing.” If you mean left-wing is … Continue reading

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The Nation: The Almanac- Richard Kreitner: FDR Signs The Emergency Act, Launching The New Deal: March 9, 1933

Source:The New Democrat Plus If you think President Barack Obama had it tough when he became President of the United States back in 2009, imagine being President Franklin Roosevelt when he became President in 1933. A country where the economy … Continue reading

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The American Prospect: Opinion- Julian E. Zelizer- When Progressives Were Organized

Source: This piece was originally posted at The New Democrat Plus The Democratic Study Group that Julian Zelizer, was a coalition of FDR/LBJ Progressive Democrats who gave America the New Deal, Great Society and the civil rights laws of the 1960s. … Continue reading

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PBS: NewsHour- Poverty and Politics: How Strong Is Safety Net for Poor Americans?

Source: This post was originally posted at The New Democrat The perfect debate for the mainstream Left in America to have that Liberals and Progressives should be debating about. The future of the safety net and it exactly what it is … Continue reading

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The American Prospect: Opinion- Monica Potts: Paul Ryan’s Misguided Poverty Plan

  Source: This piece was originally posted at The New Democrat There are good progressive policies in dealing with poverty in America. Like increasing the minimum wage or even creating a new living wage of around twelve-dollars an hour. That I … Continue reading

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New Economic Thinking: Rob Johnson- Who is John Maynard Keynes

Source: New Economic Thinking: Rob Johnson- Who is John Maynard Keynes? Just from this quote alone someone whose fairly familiar with Franklin Roosevelt at least, but perhaps not so much with Economist John Maynard Keynes, would have to assume that John … Continue reading

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