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The End of Loser Liberalism: Making Markets Progressive

The End of Loser Liberalism: Making Markets Progressive

ByDean Baker

Progressives need a fundamentally new approach to politics. They have been losing not just because conservatives have so much more money and power, but also because they have accepted the conservatives’ framing of political debates. They have accepted a framing where conservatives want market outcomes whereas liberals want the government to intervene to bring about outcomes that they consider fair. This puts liberals in the position of seeming to want to tax the winners to help the losers. This "loser liberalism" is bad policy and horrible politics. Progressives would be better off fighting battles over the structure of markets so that they don't redistribute income upward. This book describes some of the key areas where progressives can focus their efforts in restructuring the market so that more income flows to the bulk of the working population rather than just a small elite.

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Publication Date
Sep 2, 2011
Language
English
ISBN
9780615533490
Category
Business & Economics
Copyright
All Rights Reserved - Standard Copyright License
Contributors
By (author): Dean Baker

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EPUB

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