A sect within the Democratic Party seems unable to unleash themselves from the tenets of neoliberalism including a form of capitalism that is decimating its constituents and most Americans for that matter with an economy that does not work.
I wrote the article titled “We need an economic system that makes Bill Gates and the Koch Brothers impossible” that appeared on the Daily Kos front page on Sunday. Some resorted to implying that I am anti-innovation. I am not. I am anti-exploitation.
I do believe in free enterprise, not unfettered capitalism. I explained some of this to a listener who sent an attacking email when I objected to Trumps tax cut pilfer. Look, I voluntarily gave up my profitable software company to dedicate myself to political blogging/activism. I mention this because people’s first attack implies either I want a handout or that I do not understand business. Neither is true.
We must open our minds to the possibility of a more just economy
Democrats are going to have to read their platform and correlate it with the policies in their stump speeches. Also instead of playing into the Powell-Manifesto-inspired miseducation of the masses, they must reeducate using the real world, bread and butter problems faced by the masses. Lazy-path-of least-resistance is not sustainable nor will it work.
I covered this subject in a recent Politics Done Right show.