Friday, October 24, 2014

: re: the Working Nation

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From: barry levine
Date: Fri, Oct 24, 2014 at 2:53 PM
Subject: re: the Working Nation
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To the Editor:
      It's impossible to tell whether--on one hand--the author can't do arithmetic or--on the other--he figures that his readers won't. When David Brooks segues from "earnings of workers with bachelor’s degrees have not increased in three decades" to praise for Reagan and Thatcher, I cannot sustain the suspension of disbelief.  Thirty years ago, Thatcher presided at 10 Downing Street as Reagan did at our White House. Preaching that "government is the problem", it was they and their teams who ended the post-war prosperity.  Although a lot of their friends made out like bandits, the American economy has never recovered.
Barry Haskell Levine

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