We hear a lot these days about the need for a “New Deal” to bring this economy back into some sort of balance…..we need good paying jobs and new industries that will return this country back to prominence….
But I disagree with that assertion….what we need is a new economic way of thinking…..the days of the 1930’s is dead and gone…..time to think of new ways to do the same thing…..
I do not understand the thinking by some in this country…..they seem to hold a grudge against poor people…..not something you would expect from a supposed “Christian” nation…..
Time to re-think our options……
Forget the New Deal, the 21st century needs a new global model of balanced growth based on cooperative economics.
In today’s global economy, neoliberalism reigns supreme, organized labor is in deep retreat and public debt has shot through the roof. In the face of these crises, is a global 21st century remaking of the 1930s-era New Deal what people on the left should be fighting for?
Contemporary progressive parties, such as Syriza in Greece and Podemos in Spain, have rallied around the idea of a “new New Deal,” while the European Citizen’s Initiative for a “New Deal 4 Europe” appears to have the backing of both Labor and Green party leaders in several European countries. In the US, Bernie Sanders has also been a strong advocate of this idea as the way out of our troubles.
We need more than some neoliberal rehash of the New Deal of FDR. The US needs a whole new economic model that pits jobs and output over profits.
The race to profits is what has turned the US economy into one similar to some Third World countries…..few at the top and corruption so they can stay at the top……
There can be successful workers as well as successful owners….but not in the model that the two candidates want to preserve.
Time for the American people to start thinking for themselves and ignore party politics……what is best for them and their family.