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Guaranteed income’s moment in the sun | Remapping Debate
"What allowed for GAI [guaranteed annual income] to be considered seriously by both Republicans and Democrats in the late-1960s and early 1970s? Why would the chances for a GAI proposal be so bleak today? And why are the answers to those questions critical to the outcome of virtually every other domestic public policy issue that exists today?"
politics  history  economics  income  government  social-security  overton-window  markets-uber-alles  capitalism  welfare  1970s  1960s 
may 2013 by tsuomela
Silent Majority Millennials - By Connor Kilpatrick - The eXiled
"As much fun as it is to kick around the Boomers, we gotta move past it. Generational politics is a dead-end. Fuck it, someone slap the shit out of me if I ever say the word “Millennial’ after this. Because once we’ve set up this economic collapse as nothing more than generational warfare, we’re already lost–we’ve created a narrative which the wealthy can easily co-opt and spin for their own fiendish ends.

So keep your eyes on the prize, Millennials: it’s capitalism that’s the problem. Not the grey-hairs."
generational-analysis  generation  politics  argument  capitalism  social-security  propaganda  from delicious
april 2012 by tsuomela
They Don’t Want to Live With You, Either - The New Old Age Blog - NYTimes.com
Describes historical study that found elderly generations moved out of adult child homes after 1940 (from 70% cohabitation in 1880s to 20% in 1990). This change corresponds to the start of Social Security.
aging  retirement  family  social-security 
march 2009 by tsuomela
Fear Factor
Ten or 20 years ago, you could plausibly deem Social Security's finances among the most pressing national problems. Those who were willing to take on the problem were admired for their farsightedness, bipartisanship, and seriousness of purpose. Social Security's place on our list of national problems has long since been overtaken, but, among Washington establishment types who remember those days, the issue retains its totemic significance. Entitlement hysteria has become less a response to a crisis than an expression of statesmanship.
social-security  politics  entitlement  reform  economics  debt  deficit  government  ideology 
february 2009 by tsuomela

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