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By Rachel Goldfarb, originally published on Next New Deal

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The Future is Public Financing of Elections (Times Union)

Roosevelt Institute Board Chair Anna Eleanor Roosevelt, granddaughter of FDR and Eleanor, calls on New York Governor Andrew Cuomo to fight for public campaign financing in the state for the sake of trust in democracy.

IBM Fires Small-Town Workers for Wall Street Numbers. That’s the Good Part (The Guardian)

Heidi Moore ties layoffs at IBM to the company's goal of $20 earnings per share by 2015. Layoffs cut costs, an easy way to get closer to this arbitrary target.

The Real Job Killers (Robert Reich)

We could create jobs by eliminating the minimum wage, safety regulations, and such – but that wouldn't create progress, which requires safe jobs that pay well, writes Robert Reich.

College, the Great Unleveler (NYT)

Reforms to federal student aid, increased state funding for public universities, and tighter regulation of for-profit schools are all needed to maintain the American Dream of upward mobility, writes Suzanne Mettler.

Amidst Camp Tax Plan Debate, D.C. Needs to Close the Reality Gap (WaPo)

The real problem in Washington, writes E.J. Dionne, is the gap between the real-life issues that American voters worry about and the abstractions, like the deficit, that get all of Congress's focus, as in Senator Camp's tax reform plan.

The Progressives' Image Problem (Washington Monthly)

When progressives take over, as in New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio's administration, their leadership experience is often criticized. Martin Longman says that's because managing activist groups is counted against them.

New on Next New Deal

Venezuela: The Crisis We Fuel With Our Apathy

Leslie Bull, former Roosevelt Institute | Campus Network Senior Fellow for Defense and Diplomacy, writes that when the American media ignores international crises, it only causes them to become more urgent.

Originally posted to Daily Kos Economics on Mon Mar 03, 2014 at 05:19 AM PST.

Also republished by Daily Kos.

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Comment Preferences

  •  Teachers Unions Strength and Weaknesses Report (0+ / 0-)

    This report was created by a school reform group and posted on the Internet publicly. I made a copy. It's 405 pages long and covers each state. It's an interesting read. Feel free to read it and download it if you want.

    You Don't Happen To Make It. You Make It Happen !

    by jeffrey789 on Mon Mar 03, 2014 at 09:34:10 PM PST

  •  Venezuela (1+ / 0-)
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    The glib commentary on Venezuela seems designed for people who really don't know a thing about the history of destabilization of even elected left-leaning regimes in the region by the United States over the past 100 years. I would think twice, and twice again, before believing any of the narrative reproduced here. The playbook seems to be the one we followed in helping to destabilize and finally overthrow the elected president of Chile, Salvador Allende, in 1973, in a right-wing coup led by a fascist dictator. Although this time it may well not result in a murderous dictatorship, the half of the Venezuelan population who support the former President Chavez and the current President Maduro because under all previous regimes they were completely disenfranchised and left impoverished will be once again disempowered.
     When eiltes who have had free reign to control all the wealth of a country for generations are challenged, they do their best to recapture their privilege. Their allies are of course the largest corporations, typically those that control media….. I look forward to a serious discussion on Daily Kos of what happens when the 99% actually challenge the one half of 1 % in countries like Venezuela.

  •  Agree (0+ / 0-)

    Well done subject as maybe using a new

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