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The next agenda : blueprint for a new progressive movement /
edited by Robert L. Borosage, Roger Hickey.
imprint
Boulder, CO : Westview Press, 2001.
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xii, 386 p. : ill.
ISBN
0813398142 (alk. paper)
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imprint
Boulder, CO : Westview Press, 2001.
isbn
0813398142 (alk. paper)
catalogue key
4287495
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Appeared in Library Journal on 2001-04-15:
Editors Borosage (law, American Univ.) and Hickey (vice president, the Economic Policy Institute), cofounders of the Campaign for America's Future, here present a progressive agenda for addressing contemporary global and American social, economic, political, and environmental issues. Twenty-one academics and writers provide 14 essays on globalization, healthcare, education, urban reform, and other important topics. Common themes running through the work are the rejection of free-market remedies for social problems and the need for government action in these areas. The overall quality of the essays is excellent and thought-provoking. Peter Barnes and Rafe Pomerance's proposal to create a sky trust in order to reduce pollution is particularly good. Similar to Benjamin I. Page and James R. Simmons's What Government Can Do (LJ 10/1/00) but offering enough new ideas to make reading it worthwhile, this book is recommended for all libraries. Stephen L. Hupp, Urbana Univ., OH. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
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Main Description
In The Next Agenda , editors Robert Borosage and Roger Hickey of the Campaign for America's Future have gathered essays written by some of America's most progressive thinkers and activists that lay out ideas and reforms to address the serious issues facing us today. They argue that the economic prosperity of the last decade can only be sustained if it is more widely shared. And they call for a new progressive movement to forge new rules for the global economy just as the Progressives of the last century tamed the excesses of America's national economy.Each of the fourteen essays in The Next Agenda detail the context that makes fundamental reform both necessary and possible and outlines the policy proposals that are vital to begin meeting the challenge. David Moberg, reporter for In These Times , writes about reforming labor law to empower workers whose voices have been drowned out by globalization. Richard Rothstein, education columnist for the New York Times , writes of the growing shortage of classrooms and teachers and suggests reform initiatives for public education. Ted Marmor of the Yale School of Management, and Jon Oberlander, of the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, provide a plan to make affordable, comprehensive health care available to everyone. Carl Pope of The Sierra Club and a leader of the environmental movement joins with labor leader Robert Wages, of PACE International, to lay out elements of a Green Growth agenda, detailing how labor and environmentalists can combine in promoting sensible investments for sustainable growth. These forward-thinking essays serve as a springboard for national debate and provide an ambitious agenda for the next administration.
Main Description
In The Next Agenda , editors Robert Borosage and Roger Hickey of the Campaign for America's Future have gathered essays written by some of America's most progressive thinkers and activists that lay out ideas and reforms to address the serious issues facing us today. They argue that the economic prosperity of the last decade can only be sustained if it is more widely shared. And they call for a new progressive movement to forge new rules for the global economy just as the Progressives of the last century tamedthe excesses of America's national economy.Each of the fourteen essays in The Next Agenda detail the context that makes fundamental reform both necessary and possible and outlines the policy proposals that are vital to begin meeting the challenge. David Moberg, reporter for In These Times , writes about reforming labor law to empower workers whose voices have been drowned out by globalization. Richard Rothstein, education columnist for the New York Times , writes of the growing shortage of classrooms and teachers and suggests reform initiatives for public education. Ted Marmor of the Yale School of Management, and Jon Oberlander, of the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, provide a plan to make affordable, comprehensive health care available to everyone. Carl Pope of The Sierra Club and a leader of the environmental movement joins with labor leader Robert Wages, of PACE International, to lay out elements of a Green Growth agenda, detailing how labor and environmentalists can combine in promoting sensible investments for sustainable growth. These forward-thinking essays serve as a springboard for national debate and provide an ambitious agenda for the next administration.
Main Description
InThe Next Agenda, editors Robert Borosage and Roger Hickey of the Campaign for America's Future have gathered essays written by some of America's most progressive thinkers and activists that lay out ideas and reforms to address the serious issues facing us today. They argue that the economic prosperity of the last decade can only be sustained if it is more widely shared. And they call for a new progressive movement to forge new rules for the global economy just as the Progressives of the last century tamed the excesses of America's national economy.Each of the fourteen essays inThe Next Agendadetail the context that makes fundamental reform both necessary and possible and outlines the policy proposals that are vital to begin meeting the challenge. David Moberg, reporter forIn These Times, writes about reforming labor law to empower workers whose voices have been drowned out by globalization. Richard Rothstein, education columnist for theNew York Times, writes of the growing shortage of classrooms and teachers and suggests reform initiatives for public education. Ted Marmor of the Yale School of Management, and Jon Oberlander, of the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, provide a plan to make affordable, comprehensive health care available to everyone. Carl Pope of The Sierra Club and a leader of the environmental movement joins with labor leader Robert Wages, of PACE International, to lay out elements of a Green Growth agenda, detailing how labor and environmentalists can combine in promoting sensible investments for sustainable growth. These forward-thinking essays serve as a springboard for national debate and provide an ambitious agenda for the next administration.
Main Description
These forward-thinking essays serve as a springboard for national debate and provide an ambitious agenda for the next American administration.
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In The Next Agenda, editors Robert Borosage and Roger Hickey of the Campaign for America's Future have gathered progressive essays from such distinguished contributors as David Moberg, Richard Rothstein, Ted Marmor and Carl Pope. Each of the fourteen essays tackles a specific policy issue, detailing the context that makes fundamental reform both necessary and possible and outlining the proposals that are vital to begin meeting the challenge.
Table of Contents
List of Illustrationsp. ix
Prefacep. xi
Introduction: The Progressive Majorityp. 1
Choosing Growth with Justice
What Kind of America Do We Want?p. 21
Global Fairness: The Historic Debatep. 49
Renewing the Social Contract
Working Families: The Centerpiece for Reformp. 73
The Path to Universal Health Carep. 93
Economic Security for Women and Children: What Will It Take?p. 127
To Improve Student Learning: Ask the Right Questionsp. 161
Metropolitan Power: The Next Urban Agendap. 189
Leave No One Behind: A Policy Framework on Poverty, Race, and Justicep. 211
Shaping the Future
Green Growth: Agenda for a Just Transition to a Sustainable Economyp. 249
Sky Trust: How to Fight Global Warming and Pay Dividends to All Americansp. 275
Empowering People in Politics
Empowering Workersp. 291
Democracy That Works: Clean Money Campaign Reformp. 319
A Movement for Economic Security in an Age of Changep. 345
Contributorsp. 369
Indexp. 375
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