The End of Loser Liberalism : Making Markets Progressive

Description

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.

Details

Author(s)
Dean Baker
Format
Paperback | 170 pages
Dimensions
152 x 229 x 10mm | 259g
Publication date
19 Sep 2011
Publisher
Center for Economic and Policy Research
Publication City/Country
Washington, DC
Language
English
Illustrations note
Illustrations, black and white
ISBN10
0615533639
ISBN13
9780615533636
Bestsellers rank
1,158,233