Category Archives: 2020 election

the ethics of playing hardball with the federal budget

Facebook5 Twitter1 Google+0Total: 6Congress must pass appropriation bills by late September and must raise the debt limit by about Oct. 1 to allow the government to pay its bills. Failure to do either will have substantial economic impact. Neglecting to … Continue reading

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the Green New Deal and civic renewal

Facebook13 Twitter1 Google+0Total: 14Here’s a short case for a Green New Deal: We face a climate emergency. Government spending must be part of the solution. Even if we passed a robust carbon tax, we still need coordinated action that can’t … Continue reading

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an agenda for the dignity of work

Facebook23 Twitter2 Google+1Total: 26Sen. Sherrod Brown’s theme of the “dignity of work” is powerful and important, for these four reasons: 1. A basic cause of unacceptable inequality is the worsening position of workers versus the owners of capital. That shows … Continue reading

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