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The Threat of Latter-Day "Progressives" to an Authentically Liberal Economic Policy

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  • Kahn, Alfred E.
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    The assumption of Democratic control of Congress last year and the probability that its majority will be increased by this year's elections portends a growing, deeply troubling ideological split within its ranks, already visible, on matters of economic policy generally and regulatory policy specifically'between the more radical (and at the same time reactionary) populists, who label themselves 'Progressives', and the 20th century liberals, who have dominated in the formulation of their party's economic programs for the last three-quarters century. This paper examines the economic issues on which the two are likely to diverge, defending and proposing policies consistent with historical 18th through 20th century liberalism:

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    Paper provided by Regulation2point0 in its series Working paper with number 555.

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