The central issue in American politics now is whether the country should reverse a three-decade long trend of rising inequality in incomes and wealth.
Politicians will say lots of things in the coming weeks, but they should be pushed relentlessly to address the bottom-line question: Do they believe that a fairer distribution of capitalism's bounty is essential to repairing a sick economy? Everything else is a subsidiary issue.
Monday, March 2, 2009
Let's Check The Federalist Papers And See
E. J. Dionne, Jr. crystallizes the budget debate: