Category Archives: Role of Government

The New York Times: Room For Debate- Andrew P. Kelly: The Problem Is That Free College Isn’t Free

Source: This piece was originally posted at The New Democrat I believe the main problem with many of these political debates has to do with language and how things are described. Whether it’s called free health care, free health insurance, … Continue reading

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Conservable Economist: Timothy Taylor- States as The Laboratories of Democracy: An Historical Note: A Look At The American Federal Republic

Source: This piece was originally posted at The New Democrat I guess one of the advantages of living in a country of three-hundred and fifteen-million people that has fifty states, is that it gives you this great opportunity to see … Continue reading

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The American Prospect: Opinion- Robert Kuttner- “The Libertarian Delusion”: The Role of Government in a Liberal Democracy

Source: This piece was originally posted at The New Democrat Plus Just to start off about the so-called free market and if we’re going to talk about the free market we might as well talk about Santa Clause since neither one … Continue reading

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Salon: Opinion- Michael Lind- “The South is Holding America Hostage”: The Federal Republic is Still the Best Form of American Government

  I seem to be writing a lot of responses lately to people who are on the lets say on the social democratic left in America who do not like our form of government to begin with because we are … Continue reading

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The Modern Socialist: Opinion: Brandon Payton-Carrillo: The Purpose of Government

This post was originally posted at The New Democrat on Blogger The Modern Socialist: Opinion: Brandon Payton-Carrillo: What is the Purpose of Government? This is the perfect question to be asking and debating, because it goes to the heart of … Continue reading

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Next New Deal: Mike Konczal- “Given The Myth of Ownership, is the Idea of Redistribution Coherent?

Source: This piece was originally posted at The New Democrat We need to get past the idea of whether or not wealth redistribution is a good or bad thing. And just define it instead and layout exactly what wealth redistribution is. … Continue reading

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The Globalist: Opinion: Uwe Bott: “The Need For U.S. Constitutional Reform”: Over a Government Shutdown?

The Globalist: Opinion: Uwe Bott: Need for U.S. Constitutional Reform I’ve blogged about this before, but the problems with America do not have to do with the United States Constitution. But the some of our so-called leaders and public officials … Continue reading

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