Tuesday, April 2, 2019

[NJFAC] Realizing the promise of FDR's Economic Bill of Rights; time for the Left

Another State of the Union: A chance to realize the promise of FDR's Economic Bill of Rights, Trudy Goldberg, $ & Sense  M/A/19
As Dollars and Sense describes the article, "In our ongoing series on a federal job guarantee, Gertrude Schaffner Goldberg pays tribute to FDR's Economic Bill of Rights, which turns 75 this year. Goldberg shows how the Green New Deal and related policy proposals could finally realize FDR's vision and address the climate crisis and economic inequality at the same time."

Goldberg is Chair of the National Jobs For All Network.

As a bonus, read this intriguing interview with Clinton economist Brad DeLong, who describes himself as a "Rubin Democrat":
"Barack Obama rolls into office with Mitt Romney's health care policy, with John McCain's climate policy, with Bill Clinton's tax policy, and George H.W. Bush's foreign policy," DeLong notes. "And did George H.W. Bush, did Mitt Romney, did John McCain say a single good word about anything Barack Obama ever did over the course of eight solid years? No, they *** did not."
The result, he argues, is the nature of the Democratic Party needs to shift. Rather than being a center-left coalition dominated by market-friendly ideas designed to attract conservative support, the energy of the coalition should come from the left and its broad, sweeping ideas. Market-friendly neoliberals, rather than pushing their own ideology, should work to improve ideas on the left. This, he believes, is the most effective and sustainable basis for Democratic politics and policy for the foreseeable future.....

A Clinton-era centrist Democrat explains why it's time to give democratic socialists a chance

June Zaccone
National Jobs for All Coalition

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