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Freedom, Unity, And Colliding Ideals | Commons

September 26, 2012

Historian Michael Lind once wrote that our nation's history, economics, and culture have been dominated by two particular factions of the ruling elite. For most of our history, the faction that held control was the New England Yankee. The descendants ...

Bair Takes On Geithner - Election Impact: Good For Financial Stocks - Scoop ... - Politico

September 25, 2012

The first guest posts will offer differing views of the future of American manufacturing by Michael Lind of the New America Foundation and James Pethokoukis of the American Enterprise Institute & CNBC ...

Middle Class At A Crossroads, Not For The First Time | Marketplace.Org

September 21, 2012

Once upon a time, according to writer Michael Lind, author of Land of Promise: An Economic History of the United States, our founding fathers realized that if they were going to actually make their crazy idea of a democracy work, they needed “a ...

One Year On, Has The Occupy Movement Lost Its Way? | Radio Free Europe

September 17, 2012

It's never going to be over. You can't stop this once it's started." But Michael Lind, who studies economic issues at Washington's New America Foundation, not only thinks the Occupy movement is over, he believes it caused its own demise. He argues that ...

“The Party Is Over: How Republicans Went Crazy, Democrats Became Useless ... | Washington Post

September 14, 2012

For those who've been paying attention, much of what follows will be familiar. The notion that the GOP is pushing policies that are enriching the wealthy at the expense of the middle class was one of the pillars of Michael Lind's book “Up From ...

The British Seeds of American Decline

  • By
  • Michael Lind,
  • New America Foundation
July 31, 2012 |

When American and foreign observers speculate about American decline, as they often do, they tend to draw parallels between the United States and the Roman Empire. But parallels between a modern, industrial, urban, nearly-monolingual nation-state and a loose collection of tribes with an agrarian economy are worthless.

A more apt comparison is between the America of the early 2000s and the Britain of the early 1900s. Is the United States repeating the United Kingdom's decline, but on a larger scale?

The New Geography Of Success In The U.S. And The Trap Of The 'New Normal' | Forbes

July 18, 2012

Observers such as the New America Foundation's Michael Lind believe that new discoveries, particularly of natural gas, mean that we might actually be living in an era of “peak renewables,” and at the onset of a “very long age of fossil fuels.” Page 1 2 ...

American History Lessons for the Eurozone

  • By
  • Michael Lind,
  • New America Foundation
July 5, 2012 |
Can European leaders learn from the example of Alexander Hamilton? The nation-building efforts of America’s first Treasury secretary are frequently held up as a model for European integration more than two centuries later. The crisis of the eurozone has led many to argue that Europe can learn from Hamilton and other 18th-century American founders about how to structure a continental union.

The Movement Has Fizzled Out

  • By
  • Michael Lind,
  • New America Foundation
June 20, 2012 |
Although its model, the Boston Tea Party, started a revolution, the Tea Party movement has left hardly a ripple in history. Launched on a large scale on Feb. 19, 2009, when CNBC’s Rick Santelli ranted on television against an Obama administration proposal to help homeowners facing foreclosure, the movement “jumped the shark” — to use a metaphor from TV — in the summer of 2011. Under pressure from Tea Party activists, the Republican Party came close to threatening the credit rating of the U.S. by refusing to allow the federal debt ceiling to be raised.

A New Hamiltonianism | Boston Review

June 13, 2012

In Land of Promise, Michael Lind argues that America's political economy has historically oscillated between two schools of thought: Hamiltonians, who believe in a strong federal government to shepherd the economy, and Jeffersonians, who believe in ...

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