Tag Archives: Social Insurance

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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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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Sam Seder: The Majority Report- Ayn Rand: Secret Socialist

Source: This piece was originally posted at The New Democrat Plus Is Ayn Rand a hypocrite, because she collected from Social Security and Medicare, two social programs that she was against? Actually no, because she paid into both of them and … 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 National Memo: Opinion- From a Harrop- Progressives Don’t Need Washington All That Much

Source: This piece was originally posted at The New Democrat  There’s a tiny little state in New England right next door of New Hampshire which is happens to be the Libertarian Republic of New Hampshire and just south of Maine called … Continue reading

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Democracy Journal: Opinion: Mike Konczal: “The Voluntarism Society Myth”: The Advantages of a Public/Private Social Insurance System

Private Charity Democracy Journal: Opinion: Mike Konczal: The Voluntarism Fantasy I was waiting to read from Mike Konczal in his piece some call for nationalizing private charity and completely nationalizing private charity all together and giving the Federal Government complete … 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 Nation: Bhaskar Sunkara- Beyond the Welfare State

Source: The Nation: Bhaskar Sunkara- Beyond The Welfare State I think beyond the welfare state, is the perfect title of this piece because that’s exactly what this is about. I would like to move past the welfare state and actually not … Continue reading

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PBS: The Great Depression- The New Deal Response

Source: This piece was originally posted at FRS Daily Journal In 1933 when Franklin Roosevelt became President of The United States he inherited the Great Depression. Basically an economy that was sinking and collapsing with basically no money anywhere, or … Continue reading

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James Miller Center: FDR Fireside Chat 6- On Government and Capitalism

Source: James Miller Center: FDR Fireside Chat 6- On Government and Capitalism President Franklin Roosevelt, did not become President of the United States, to destroy American capitalism. As some Conservatives and Libertarians have suggested. But he became President to save it, … Continue reading

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