Progressives don't cheer on pension cuts like this and a progressive think tank wouldn't suggest a Democrat spearhead a conservative initiative like pension cuts.

Gina Raimondo and wealth inequality

The future of democracy is being threatened and will be determined by our response to the problem of ever increasing wealth inequality. As a very few generate exceptional profits from capital investments, the rest of us recede ever further into relative poverty. Democracy and the open society are under serious threat from snowballing capitalism, which [...]

May 5, 1886: The Bay View Massacre in Milwaukie, Wisc.

May 5, 1886: The Bay View Massacre in Milwaukie, Wisc.

One topic that has been on my mind lately is the attempt to kill the 8-hour workday. In many places in the private sector, anything less than a 10-hour day is derisively referred to as working  ”half-a-day”. Purely by accident, I learned the May 5 is the anniversary of what is called the Bay View [...]

Finland Finland Finland, the country where I quite want to teach

Finland Finland Finland, the country where I quite want to teach

As it turns out, Monty Python was right:  Finland isn’t just a great place for snack lunch in the hall… It really does have it all:  social democracy, smoked fish, and a public school system that American reformers are beginning to notice.  Too bad they are noticing the wrong thing. As many of you know, Finland is [...]