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Erik Kain

Erik writes about video games at Forbes and politics at Mother Jones. He's the contributor of The League though he hasn't written much here lately. He can be found occasionally composing 140 character cultural analysis on Twitter.

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  1. Avatar Bruce Smith
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    And to add my three pennies worth of summary the reaction to the economic tsunami amongst the progressives appears to be the emergence of ideas for change based upon a fusion of equalist, cooperative and conservative philosophies. If any kind of manifesto is forming then central to these ideas are three beliefs.

    Firstly, that the free market economy has to be retained because it is far more effective than a Communist, or Facist, central state command system for matching up demand with production and service through the operation of Adam Smith’s “Invisible Hand”.

    Secondly, that as a general principle small central and local state government should be strived for to minimize the negative effects of welfare dependency and general bureaucracy whilst retaining the responsibility of the state, at appropriate level, for keeping the local, national and global markets in order.

    Thirdly, that economic and political power should be dispersed more widely and effectively than at present in order to make people within their communities more financially secure and socially equal, and to especially enable them in the workplace to use the principles of co-ownership and co-determination to raise trust and productivity.Report

  2. Avatar Bruce Smith
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    Oh……and one more thing do see Maira Kalman's lovely take on Social Equalism in the New York Times :-

    http://kalman.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/03/26/so-movReport

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