Category Archives: Economy

Cato Institute: Daniel Shapiro on the Welfare State

Source: This piece was originally posted at The New Democrat I’m not sure that Daniel Shapiro understands what Social Security is. And even though the title of his talk is about the so-called welfare state, this video only covers Social Security. … Continue reading

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Democracy Journal: Opinion- Nick Hanauer & David Rolf- Shared Security, Shared Growth

Source: This piece was originally posted at The New Democrat Plus I agree with Nick Hanauer and David Rolf, that the American economy lacks economic growth and job security. That workers are constantly changing jobs, because either they lose their last … Continue reading

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The Atlantic: Opinion- Bourlee Lam- America’s Unemployment Insurance Programs Need to Be Re-Imagined

This piece was originally posted at The New Democrat Plus I agree with everything that was said in this Atlantic article. Which is saying something, because generally when I read The Atlantic, the writer is a bit left of me … Continue reading

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Reason: Hit & Run: Peter Suderman: “How President Obama’s 529 Tax Plan Proves The Welfare State is Doomed”

Reason: Hit & Run: Peter Suderman: How Obama’s 529 College Tax Plan Debacle Proves the Welfare State is Doomed</a This post was originally posted at The New Democrat on WordPress I don’t agree with libertarian Professor Milton Friedman on everything … Continue reading

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The Atlantic: Opinion: Alana Semuels: A Better Way to Help The Long-Term Unemployed

The Atlantic: Opinion: Alana Semuels: A Better Way to Help The Long-Term Unemployed This post was originally posted at The New Democrat on WordPress There are people on public assistance who didn’t even finish high school and now are single … Continue reading

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The Week: Opinion: Jeff Spross: “President Obama’s Middle-Out Economics is Good, Bottom-Up Economics is Better”

The Week: Opinion: Jeff Spross: President Obama’s Middle-Out Economics is Good, Bottom-Up Economics is Better This post was originally posted at The New Democrat on WordPress I have several questions that I would ask Jeff Spross. Which is why can’t … Continue reading

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The Future of Freedom Foundation: Opinion: Laurence M. Vance: Opinion: The Transportation Fiscal Cliff: How to Fund American Infrastructure

American Highway The Future of Freedom Foundation: Opinion: Laurence M. Vance: The Transportation Fiscal Cliff Just to respond to Laurence Vance’s libertarian argument against the Federal Highway System. The reason President Dwight Eisenhower (no one’s Socialist) and Democrats as well … Continue reading

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