The End of Loser Liberalism: Making Markets Progressive

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  • Title: The End of Loser Liberalism: Making Markets Progressive
  • Author: Dean Baker
  • ISBN: 9780615533
  • Page: 127
  • Format: ebook

↠ The End of Loser Liberalism: Making Markets Progressive ☆ Dean Baker - The End of Loser Liberalism: Making Markets Progressive, The End of Loser Liberalism Making Markets Progressive Progressives need a fundamentally new approach to politics They have been losing not just because conservatives have so much money and power but also because they have accepted the conservatives fram

The End of Loser Liberalism: Making Markets Progressive, ↠ The End of Loser Liberalism: Making Markets Progressive ☆ Dean Baker, The End of Loser Liberalism: Making Markets Progressive, Dean Baker, The End of Loser Liberalism Making Markets Progressive Progressives need a fundamentally new approach to politics They have been losing not just because conservatives have so much money and power but also because they have accepted the conservatives framing of political debates They have accepted a framing where conservatives want market outcomes whereas liberals want the government to intervene. ↠ The End of Loser Liberalism: Making Markets Progressive ☆ Dean Baker - The End of Loser Liberalism: Making Markets Progressive, The End of Loser Liberalism Making Markets Progressive Progressives need a fundamentally new approach to politics They have been losing not just because conservatives have so much money and power but also because they have accepted the conservatives fram

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  1. It s a shame Baker framed this book around his frustration with the progressive movement as the main argument it mounts is one that could actually have crossover appeal to conservatives, too Baker s insight here is real and profound The tax and spending fights that dominate contemporary politics do not comprise the sum total of the government s leverage over the economy Vast swaths of policy architecture, from the decisions of the Federal Reserve to the management of the dollar to the length of [...]


  2. I read a lot of liberal progressive books, and this was one of the best I ve come across in a while As you can tell by the title, this is economist Baker s attempt to enter the crowded market of attempts to reframe the debate between free market growth conservativism and let s just hand poor people money liberalism It goes without saying that that s a dumb dichotomy and only hopeless Fox News junkies who aren t exactly this book s target market think that way, but where this book betters its pee [...]


  3. One way to get me to read your book is offer it for free, and the other is to have a nice blog I found Dean Baker s The End of Loser Liberalism Making Markets Progressive to be a pleasant read Baker works for the liberal CEPR and is a shill for the unions His blog, Beat the Press, applies basic economics principles to debunk various articles in major outlets, which is why he s linked on this blog.If you can get past comparing every cost saving measure he proposes to how much the Bush tax cuts fo [...]


  4. I went into this book with some skepticism, thinking that it would be an anti market screed I was pleasantly surprised that from the first chapter Baker actually mounts a defense of the free market against those he thinks are wrongly associated with it i.e modern conservatives and many liberals He even makes the argument correctly, I think that the last 30 40 years have not been the great era of laissez faire.What is interesting about this book is that Baker is covering some of the same ground t [...]


  5. The enigma of trade is that it can make a whole country richer and yet most of its people poorer Really in to pop sci econ stuff at the moment Must have something to do with imminent medicine studies Either way, a short, concise, imminently careful and precise take on policies and aspects of national economy that are of much bigger importance than, say, the bush tax cuts for the top 2%, specifically about the us but some aspects are noteworthy for international consideration.Talks in depth about [...]


  6. Rarely does one find a book that perfectly sums up their personal political thoughts perfectly This book is one of them.In the highly charged post 2016 election world of American politics, I ve had to do a lot of research and soul searching to figgure out my place in everything I moved over the course of of almost 40 books from libertarian leaning to centrist to progressive leaning And I was beginning to wonder why are progressives so lousy at defending economic policy that helps their cause It [...]


  7. An interesting, if a bit dated now, book about how liberals should be using economic tools to fight for their causes His big point is that the classic liberal strategy of tax the rich to give to the poor doesn t resonate enough and is unrealistic politics He advocates that liberals educate themselves about the economic levers of power, which is something I agree on, and is one of the reasons I ve been reading books like this Some of his big strategies that liberals should advocate for are a weak [...]


  8. Progressives have to start playing hardball A solid read for anyone who has been led to believe that taxation and transfer are the major, or even main, points of contestation in progressive versus regressive economic policy Focusing on pre tax income, Dean Baker uncovers the role of the Fed, interest rate policy, dollar policy, trade, and patents in the redistribution of income in the U.S He puts arguments in simple, straightforward fashion, while acknowledging the complexity of the topic at han [...]


  9. Most of these ideas are repeated at in Baker s blogs, but it s good to see them developed here The theory behind all of them is that liberal outcomes could be obtained by certain net reductions in federal government activity These range from exceedingly small ideas that seem like they could use consideration of secondary effects to full on never gonna happen giant restructurings Most of them are interesting and the thesis as a whole is certainly challenging.It seems like consideration of the [...]


  10. A nice reminder to the left that common progressive issues genuinely have market solutions The left needs to understand that markets are simply sets of rules If the rules favor progressive outcomes, progressives can be happy It makes much sense to pay attention to the value of the dollar, protected organizations, inflation rates and copyrights than silly ideas about socialism In short, a basic understanding of economics would do a lot of good for the debate.


  11. three stars for its clarity in explaining delicate subjects Apart from that I don t really buy progressive agendae whole point that baker made is how to suppress big business so that majority will benefit from government s anti business policy One of his bizarre idea is encouraging politician to influence central bank policy Does the econ text books tells us that this institution suppose to be independent from any political interference


  12. Definitely an interesting read Baker puts forth some intriguing ideas that should be part of larger economic policy discussion Some ideas are better than others, like opening up foreign trade to professional workers and not just manual labor However, i m a bit skeptical of German style work sharing programs here since we lack the social support system of Germany Either way, it is a book filled with ideas and really stresses the importance, for progressives, of thinking long term.


  13. For a guy whose blog is all about holding journalists and writers to high standards, Baker writes a book that is remarkably sloppy Full of overextended boilerplate, dumbed down labels, broadstroke shotgun blasts of polemic, and gaps in logic, the book states a thesis about reframing issues to liberals advantage but constantly strays Great ideas that deserve better than ranty, half baked blogposts in book form.


  14. A somewhat overly simplistic explanation of economic policies over the last thirty years and how they have allowed wealth to flow from the poor towards the wealthy in America, as well as some suggestions to change said policies to change the direction of flow of capital in the United States.



  15. Dean Baker makes a great argument that Liberals should really be focusing their legislative executive efforts on substantiative issues Who could disagree with that



  16. Excellent book about how free market proponents often don t actually support free markets Not 5 stars if you follow Dean Baker s blog as a lot of the information will be rehashed