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Economic Policy Institute Economist Says Economic Issues Still Potent Vote-Getter

Writing in The American Prospect, Jared Bernstein, senior economist at the Economic Policy Institute suggests why economic issues can still work for the Dems.


This is a good article. However, one thing we must be careful NOT to do is subdivide issues into pre-defined and somewhat arbitrary categories. Many liberal support certain economic policies because they believe in economic justice, clearly a moral value.

Instead of taking the conventional pollsters data at face value and subdividing issues into "economics" "terrorism" "moral values," etc., a more productive path would be to consider how we can create a coherent and consistent progressive worldview and then communicate that VISION to the electorate. I think this is the path to a progressive governing majority.