a broken system


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 Freddie says:


    There is no reason to believe that Republicans will be more successful with a focus on economic growth, taxes or education. As I have said ad nauseum, Americans claim to be fiscal conservatives but don’t support actual fiscally conservative policies either electorally or in polling.Report

    • Avatar E.D. Kain in reply to Freddie says:

      I think that we need to move in a different direction than either conservatives or liberals are taking us. I think smart compromise would broaden and strengthen safety nets while adopting more conservative implementations, better competition, more choice, etc. I know that’s very broad and generalized, but I keep coming back to places like Denmark which have made great strides in their synthesis of conservative economic policies and more liberal, welfare-oriented programs.Report

      • Avatar greginak in reply to E.D. Kain says:

        Rant mode- What is frustrating to us liberal types is that the story of Phillip is old, old news. I’ve heard it , I’ve seen it. This kind of story was old 10 years ago. It has been R’s fighting against reform for years and now all of sudden there are all these ideas. I’m not saying there are not principled conservatives who should have a voice in the creating a system. But it has taken Dem’s and the Big O to bring us to start reform. While you (ED) are willing to look at all the other good models in the world, that does make you an America hating liberal socialist SOB to a loud subset of the population. Rant mode offReport

  2. Avatar mike farmer says:

    “It really is an uncaring system that only concerns itself with the bottom line.”

    This is the kind of thinking which will drive healthcare reform and break our government, sooner or later.Report