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Old 10-30-2011, 07:20 AM   #1
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Free ebook: The End of Loser Liberalism: Making Markets Progressive (Multi-format)

I know nothing of this book, but ran across it on another forum and it seems interesting:


By Dean Baker (2011)

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 conservativesí 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 is not true. Conservatives rely on the government all the time, most importantly in structuring the market in ways that ensure that income flows upwards. The framing that conservatives like the market while liberals like the government puts liberals in the position of seeming to want to tax the winners to help the losers.


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