Red States, Blue States, and the Coming Sharecropper Society by Stephen D. Cummings

By Stephen D. Cummings

Conservative monetary coverage has created what investor Warren Buffett has known as a Sharecropper Society, a quasi-vassal country indebted to overseas pursuits. this is often the results of a conservative Red-state tradition. the writer contends that Democrats have to repair a liberal Blue-state tradition as a way to bring the rustic from its monetary servitude. The publication lays out the historic foundation for doing that.

In addition, the writer offers a statistical research of purple and Blue areas inside of states, exhibiting how the neighborhood fiscal context impacts voter priorities and uncovering the gaps among what they want and what they get.

Candidates have approximately 9 seconds to get their message throughout to the typical voter. This e-book provides coherent statements of Democratic and liberal values and encapsulates info, really financial and Democratic celebration old facts, in a centred message.

The booklet presents a theoretical and philosophical foundation from a old and fiscal perspective to increase these principles that have been such a success for the Democratic occasion from 1930 to 1964, and indicates how the Democrats can turn into the bulk occasion back.

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48 Necessity is indeed the mother of invention, and the environ47 Primack and Willis, Economic History of the United States, 159–162. 48 Harvey C. Bunke, A Primer on American Economic History (New York: Random House, 1969), 38; Fred A. E. robin-bobin 40 robin-bobin 2. The Great American Divide—Red States versus Blue States mental challenges forced the Northern colonies to be inventive. ” It also meant creating both public and private institutions to foster such thinking. Ultimately, it is the foundation for liberal political, economic, and social policy.

Education was no longer for the elite. 41 In New England and the Middle Atlantic colonies, it provided a vast pool of talented young workers who filled the factories, the mills the workshops and merchant houses in developing the economic might of the North. When the first factory was set up in Pawtucket, Rhode Island in 1790,42 the combination of the public education system and the factory system were joined in American industry. The combination of the innovativeness and the educational system of the North spilled out into the rapid development of technology.

This allowed the federal government to avoid imposing direct taxation. Direct taxes like the income tax would not come along until the late nineteenth century. Now, in the early twenty-first century, when the economic byword is globalization, nineteenth-century Southern trade policy seems forwardlooking by contrast, although some third world countries might disagree.

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