Tag Archives: Safety Net

Politics and Prose: Robert Reich- ‘The Common Good’

Source: This piece was originally posted at The New Democrat In this long PBS style fundraiser marathon of a speech that Robert Reich gave in Washington about his book The Common Good, I got the sense that he was talking … Continue reading

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

Source: 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 good reasons. They left the American … Continue reading

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Theodore Roosevelt: ‘Absolute Equality, Absolute Justice, in Matters of Taxation’

Source:The New Democrat– Progressive Republican Theodore Roosevelt. And no, that’s not an Oxymoron. Only morons who don’t understand progressivism and republicanism believe that. Source:The New Democrat “Speech by Teddy Roosevelt “Social and Industrial Justice”, 1912″ Source:New Progressive Voice– Progressive Republican … Continue reading

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Economic Policy Journal: David Gordon- ‘A Libertarian Argument for the Welfare State’

Source:The New Democrat– the official slogan for the Libertarian Party. Source:The New Democrat “The Niskanen Center in Washington, D.C, bills itself as a “libertarian think tank:” but its conception of libertarianism is one that many of us will find surprising. … Continue reading

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Democratic Socialists USA: Social and Economic Bill of Rights

Source: This piece was originally posted at The New Democrat: Democratic Socialists USA: Social and Economic Bill of Rights When you look at the New Deal from President Franklin Roosevelt in the 1930s, you see the creation of the American … 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 Government, doesn’t create economic classes. They can assist people to do better. Which is where things like education, infrastructure, a modern working regulatory state, a tax code that encourages expansion … Continue reading

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

Source: Conservable Economist: Opinion: Timothy Taylor: Rethinking Parameters of the US Welfare State 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. … Continue reading

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Mises Institute: Mises Daily: William L. Anderson: Progressive-Era Economics and The Legacy of Jim Crow

Source: Mises Institute: Mises Daily: William L. Anderson: Progressive-Era Economics and The Legacy of Jim Crow Libertarians like to point back to pre-1920s or the Nineteenth Century as the golden era for the American economy and perhaps the country as … Continue reading

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Brookings Institution: Center on Children and Families: Ron Haskins: $2 a Day, A More Complete Picture: The Next Stage of Welfare Reform

Source: Brookings Institution: Center on Children and Families: Ron Haskins: $2 a Day, A More Complete Picture: The Next Stage of Welfare Reform I agree with Ron Haskins here that when today’s Progressives say that Americans in poverty only live … Continue reading

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Cato Institute: ‘Daniel Shapiro on the Welfare State’

Source:CATO Institute– Daniel Shapiro on the so-called welfare state. Source:The New Democrat “In his new book, Is The Welfare State Justified?, philosopher Daniel Shapiro insightfully combines moral and political philosophy with contemporary social science to argue that proponents of the … Continue reading

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