Progressive Agenda

This article got me thinking. Of course, I have no idea what President Obama (or anyone else) is actually thinking, but it’s fair to say the best way to judge what people think is based on their actions. I find it plausible to think that the President thinks that we need more equality and less economic growth. That seems to be a common view in the “progressive” community. It’s not black and white as in “equality is more important than growth”, but more about shades of gray.

A way of posing the question is this: would you prefer for everyone to have two slices of bread for dinner or would you prefer most people to have three, with a few having none and a few having ten? That’s the black and white question of pure capitalism. The more gray question is this: would you prefer everyone to have one slice with a few people having four? That, I think, more correctly captures the progressive agenda.

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