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Home Topics in Depth Economics Dean Baker: Democratic Party Policies Actually Hurt the Working Class

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    Dean Baker: Democratic Party Policies Actually Hurt the Working Class

    Democratic Party Policies Actually Hurt the Working Class

    by Dean Baker

    February 02, 2017

    Thomas Edsall has an interesting piece on the turn to right-wing populists in the United States and elsewhere in recent years. While he connects the turn to the right to economic hardship for the working class, he leaves out an important part of the story. The economic hardship for the working class was actually to a large extent the result of policies supported by the Democratic Party in the United States and social democratic parties across Europe.

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    For the full article see: http://cepr.net/blogs/beat-the-press/democratic-party-policies-actually-hurt-the-working-class

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  • pinduck (1109 posts)
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    1. CEPR has an excellent web site and is worth reading. I've read Baker's and

    Monbrot’s(sp?) writings based on their research for a number of years and find them to be accurate, informed, and humanitarian in outlook.

    "Sometimes I feel like Fletcher Christian..."
    • FanBoy (6344 posts)
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      4. agree. i find him very informative on economics.

       

       

  • FanBoy (6344 posts)
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    2. Sure has been doing. Not to say the R's policies have been neutral.

    They double-team us — but it’s a lot easier for the D’s to do the dirty work since their constituencies tend to sleep through D terms (as they mostly did during Clinton and Obama’s 16 years).

    • Koko (2408 posts)
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      3. Sadly, there's much truth to that..

      We don’t know what our Dems have done until they leave office and we find out what they did after the fact, when it’s too late to do anything about it.  But, we ware finally waking up.

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      “They double-team us — but it’s a lot easier for the D’s to do the dirty work since their constituencies tend to sleep through D terms (as they mostly did during Clinton and Obama’s 16 years).”