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The Financial Times – leading business journal for the rich

But on April 4, 2020 they published something that could have come from Bernie’s campaign

But on this memorable Saturday morning in April, that paper published this:

“Radical reforms – reversing the prevailing policy direction of the last four decades – will need to be put on the table. Governments will have to accept a more active role in the economy. They must see public services as investments rather than liabilities, and look for ways to make labour markets less insecure. Redistribution will again be on the agenda; the privileges of the elderly and wealthy in question. Policies until recently considered eccentric, such as basic income and wealth taxes, will have to be in the mix.”

Illustration of an hourglass, sand trickling out of it, new plants growing from the sand
What’s going on here? How could the tribune of capitalism suddenly be advocating for more redistribution, bigger government, and even a basic income?

In a crisis, what was once unthinkable can suddenly become inevitable. We’re in the middle of the biggest societal shakeup since the second world war. And neoliberalism is gasping its last breath. So from higher taxes for the wealthy to more robust government, the time has come for ideas that seemed impossible just months ago.

The neoliberal era is ending. What comes next?

A fairly long article that describes the ideas for neo liberalism that were lying around and then implemented. Early statement of what we now call the Shock Doctrine.

And how different ideas are on the table now.

Don midwest
Don midwest

Don midwest
Don midwest

not sure how much longer dem party can hide

I am not sure when they will take a stand as noted below

Suggestion: Bernie’s platform has many issues to stand for

Don midwest
Don midwest
orlbucfan

Thanks, jcb!! There are going to be election surprises in November. Here’s hoping some are good news. Mr. Tech and I are attending a virtual town meetup for Anna Eskamani (FL-House District 47) on 6/20. She’s running for her 2nd term, and has been a real fighter for the unemployed. The whole system is so badly designed and run but that’s SOP for this state. 🙁

OzoneTom
OzoneTom

Address info for snail-mail contributions:
Sweet for Senate
PO Box 487
Hallowell, ME 04347
(919) 592-9826

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