Tag: Economic inequality

Reducing Economic Inequality: Obama v. Specter

I want to talk about economic inequality, President Obama, the Democratic Party, and the core beliefs Democrats share.

I’ll start with Robert Reich, former Labor secretary for Bill Clinton, who has an interesting article in Salon today that caught my eye: Obama, the enemy of economic inequality

He makes several good points in it, all of which reinforce my fundamental view that the best of President Obama is his core opposition to the extreme economic inequality that exists in America today.

First, he addresses the repeated description of President Obama as a pragmatist, a description President Obama encourages:    

Being a pragmatist is a statement about means, not ends. It describes someone who chooses the most practical way of achieving a certain goal but it does not explain why he chooses one goal over another.

Much more, after the fold.