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SPECIAL NOTICE – RECOMMENDED READING ADDITIONS

Yesterday I added Career and Family: Women’s Century-Long Journey Toward Equality by: Claudia Goldin  and Democracy Awakening: Notes on the State of America by: Heather Cox Richardson to the Recommended Reading List.

Career and Family by Harvard faculty’s and recent Nobel Prize winner in Economic, Dr. Goldin, explores both the participation and compensation of women in America’s labor force over the last century or so.  It is must reading especially for young women starting with high school students.

In Democracy Awakening Dr. Richardson of Boston College’s faculty provides the most comprehensive, relevant and yet interesting American history lesson I have ever experienced.  In it she  warns of the danger of the extreme right wing and MAGA movement in today’s America.

Progressive Sweeping LII

Timestamp: Early Tuesday afternoon.

OK, you got me. Today’s format is largely of personal convenience but I bet I’ll still justify the time you spend reading my column.

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Turn Populism Into Equitable Prosperity

President Biden’s infrastructure proposal is very popular with the American people. Surveys show that when it is coupled with the plan to finance it by increasing taxes on the wealthy it is even more popular. How often do you find support for tax increases? Donald Trump won in 2016 in part by riding a populism wave. Trump turned out to be anything but a populist but he fooled enough people for at least a few months. Here is the important point: couple those two facts together and I have most of the answer to the question: How are we going to pay for new programs?

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Days Is A Plural Word

Today’s is basically a continuation of yesterday’s article entitled Dog Days Clearance. Fortunately for me “days” is a plural word. Let’s explore. Continue reading Days Is A Plural Word

Power And Inequity

Question: What do you get when you bring together a favorite college professor, a respected friend’s suggestion, a group of wise friends’ decision and two books?

Answer: This article.

Question: Do I have you intrigued?

Hopefully the answer is yes; in which case I invite you to come along and explore.   Continue reading Power And Inequity