Musings on American politics
Queer market socialist here. Will occasionally add blogs when I can regarding my ever evolving thoughts on political economy, and maybe some social issues too. Enjoy!
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In a previous post, I discussed a handful of myths surrounding welfare. Here will outline our current welfare programs and how to utilize a social democratic approach to remold them into a universal system, of which also requires restructuring our tax code to help finance it. Our current “welfare state“ Right now, we have anContinue reading “A foundation for universal welfare”
Jon Walker, at The American Prospect, wrote a brief article discussing Americans’ healthcare options in the event of job loss due to COVID-19. It’s a good read, and gives insight into the number of decisions that need to be considered once the bonds between us and our employers’ plan is broken. He also drew outContinue reading “Our not beautiful web of healthcare decisions”
The universal welfare post is still in progress and hopefully will be posted next week. In the meantime, I came across a tweet presenting some data from a 2011 OECD study regarding social expenditures on children. Since it is a central piece of the welfare state, it provides some revealing stats about how much publicContinue reading “Social spending on children”
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