It is my hope that this article can provide some of the persuasion Mark Cuban (and others with similar concerns) will need to endorse a Federal Job Guarantee.
Now that the government is dishing out money over a healthcare crisis, the “ounce of prevention” that Medicare For All would provide is looking better and better than the “pound of cure” we’re currently employing. In fact, Nathan Locke notes that a Progressive system would ameliorate a gigantic portion of many other problems we’re having as well.
Until the election of 1852, everybody understood that only a Whig or a Democrat could be elected. The Whigs, however, were unable to find consensus on the issue of slavery; and their house, divided against itself, could not stand. A similar thing is happening now with the Democrats around the issue of oligarchy – and it might spell the end of the party.
The debate over an ever-expanding surveillance state is still alive and well; but it is taking place out of the Trumpian limelight, buried by an avalanche of other authoritarian outrages. Where are we now? How did we get here? And most importantly, where do we go from here?