Monthly Archives: July 2011

Stop the “Too Much Tax” Myth

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A Call for a Constitutional Convention

Laurence Lessig  February 4, 2010 For the Framers imagined a time when the government might be captured. And they created a mechanism to respond to that capture. If 2/3ds of the legislatures of the states demand it, Congress must call … Continue reading

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Rebooting Democracy by Laurence Lessig

09 April 2010: Lecture at Brown Democracy Matters event. This is a revision and update of the lecture given 27 March 2010, refining and extending the call for a convention. 

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Why Voters Tune Out Democrats

Great article by Stanley B. Greenberg. Some excerpts: In analyzing these polls in the United States, I see clearly that voters feel ever more estranged from government — and that they associate Democrats with government. If Democrats are going to … Continue reading

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Who are “Disaffecteds” and why in the world would they vote Republican?

Jonathan Chait Robert Christian points out that one clue to the GOP’s failure in the New York special election can be found in the Pew political typology. The key group Corwin lost ground with seems to corresponds to what Pew … Continue reading

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The Debt Ceiling Crisis And The Failure Of The Establishment

Good snippet from Jonathan Chait: The main problem is that the Republican Party does not actually care very much about the deficit. It cares about, in order: Low taxes for high-income earners; reducing social spending, especially for the poor; protecting … Continue reading

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Just what is Cut, Cap, and Balance?

Good article from Blue Wave News: Summary: Make it near impossible to implement stimulus spending in a recession. In fact, it would almost certainly require severe budget cuts in the very programs that help people the most during a recession. It … Continue reading

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