Welcome to new and many old readers to my updated, “Government We Deserve” column, now posted on Substack. Most of my research centers on figuring out the best way to advance public policy and work better together as a society. I continue to reject the tribal (and often party-centric) approach to policy issues, the focus on personality rather than ideas as a way to form policy judgments, and scribblings that imply that choices don’t matter or that true dilemmas over such issues as work vs welfare or immigration are amenable to simple solutions. Indeed, much of my current work focuses on how both political parties’ spending, tax and debt or monetary policies have contributed to wealth inequality, the decline in upward mobility for too many in society, and political discord. At the same time, I do not discount the richness of our society, the progress we have made on so many fronts, and the great possibilities within our reach.
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Great you're back ! ! ! Sorry we missed our annual debates due to our suspended east coast trip. Just wondering if your definition of a Liberal means my taking of SS guilts/forces me into giving back to a Conservative ? ! ? 😃😃
Gene: Good to see you're still at it! Bennett Minton