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Monday, February 10, 2014

More incrementalism?

I'm afraid that Hillary will roll to victory and there's nothing I can do to stop it. Our two-party system has become a good cop/bad cop routine. If Hillary is elected, I predict more incrementalism. Do we have time for more incrementalism?


At Tue Feb 11, 05:55:00 AM CST, Blogger Tom Cleland said...

All too often our two-party system looks like a good cop/bad cop routine, only it is performed not on the criminals but the victims; the people. From Wikipedia: "The subject may feel he can cooperate with the good cop out of trust, or fear of the bad cop."

At Wed Feb 12, 06:27:00 PM CST, Blogger Tom Cleland said...

Any candidate could betray the base, but that doesn't mean we should give up. Papantonio likes Elizabeth Warren, but Jill Stein is even better. She won't throw her support to Hillary Clinton.

At Wed Feb 12, 06:27:00 PM CST, Blogger Tom Cleland said...

What do I mean by incrementalism? Three examples would be the Stimulus, Obamacare, and Fuel Efficiency. There have been gradual improvements, but in the meantime people are still vulnerable. They could lose patience. Moreover, it's unclear when we will we hit any one of a number of crisis points. Little has been done to regulate the systems that brought us the financial collapse. Hurricanes and floods are occurring with more frequency and severity. Oil extraction is becoming more risky. And we don't know what's killing the honeybees. What we need are Zero Carbon Cities, but instead we're on track to choke on our own garbage.


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