Book chapter summary: politics and the reconnection agenda

March 26th, 2015 at 7:58 am

Over at PostEverything.

As I say in the piece, I can’t get through a presentation of this material without someone asking the completely reasonable question: what makes you think any of this stuff has a snowball’s chance of Congressional support?

One could argue: well, the pendulum will swing back and we need to have a robust agenda loaded when it does.

One could argue: what are progressive economists supposed to do in these dark ages–just sit on our hands until facts are once again de rigueur?

And there’s something to both of those. But in the final chapter of my forthcoming book, I’ve tried to dive deeper into some current political dynamics. See what you think.

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