Tuesday, July 06, 2004

Three point strategy for the Left? (part II)

When I discussed Emma's Three Point Strategy, I failed to mention an important tactical point about political strategy.

You must be prepared to explain in as few words as possible how any specific proposal benefits the individual.

The dominant paradigm exists because of the persuasive power of the argument that more government equals more taxes, and less taxes equals more money in the individual's pocket. To win progressive reform, we must show that government spending can also create wealth that we all share, whether in benefits or actual financial remuneration.

That's darn difficult, though.


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