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Gene Sperling has been the common denominator of Democratic economic policymaking over the past three decades. After joining Bill Clinton’s 1992 presidential campaign, he spent eight years working in the Clinton White House and, later, five years in the Obama administration. Name a major Democratic policy push related to the economy — anti-poverty programs, taxes, health care — and Sperling has been involved.
Yesterday, he published an essay in the journal Democracy reflecting on the single biggest lesson he’s learned. It is the power of economic dignity — which, he argues, should be “the singular end goal for economic policy.”
It’s an important essay, because many leading Democrats are now talking directly about dignity or about ideas related to it. Sperling tries to offer a framework for the subject. He explains the history of economic dignity in the American context, from colonial days to Martin Luther King Jr. to today’s progressive activists. He also offers a three-part definition: being able to care for one’s family; having the opportunity to reach one’s potential; and being free from domination and humiliation.
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As Sperling said to me yesterday: If people were asked on their deathbed what had mattered most in their economic lives, what would their answer likely be? It would involve dignity, he argued.
“Focusing only on hard economic metrics — even ones other than G.D.P. — can make many people’s pain invisible and shield policymakers from seeing what matters most in people’s lives,” he told me. “If you are a care or domestic worker, whether you are treasured or harassed and treated with abuse can matter most deeply to your sense of economic dignity and never show up in any economic metric.”
The essay is full of policy ideas: a more skeptical approach to trade deals and to large corporations; a higher minimum wage and larger earned-income tax credit (but not a Universal Basic Income); increased pay for “double-dignity” jobs, like home care workers and preschool teachers.
Yet perhaps the essay’s sharpest point is the notion that politicians shouldn’t focus on policy mechanisms. They should focus on principles. When a political debate revolves around means rather than ends — like private vs. public health insurance — people often retreat to their tribal corners. When a debate instead revolves around principles — people with serious illnesses shouldn’t have to pay more health insurance — progress becomes easier.
Related: A New Yorker profile of Elizabeth Anderson, the University of Michigan philosopher, whose work Sperling cites.
‘Not for Impeachment’
“I’m not for impeachment,” Nancy Pelosi, the House speaker, told The Washington Post. “I’ve been thinking about this: Impeachment is so divisive to the country that unless there’s something so compelling and overwhelming and bipartisan, I don’t think we should go down that path, because it divides the country. And he’s just not worth it.”
As I’ve said before, I agree with this approach, and I think she’s right to make such a clear statement. Robert Mueller’s investigation and the continuing House hearings may well produce the “compelling” evidence Pelosi described. If it does, Democrats may want to start impeachment hearings even if Republicans continue to back Trump. But there is no upside to public waffling about something as big as impeachment. Pelosi should be against it until and unless she is for it.
Meanwhile, the investigations and hearings into Trump’s misbehavior should continue. Trump has violated his oath of office and almost certainly broken the law. Congress’s goal shouldn’t be impeachment for the sake of impeachment. It should be ending his presidency.
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彩吧图库丹东图谜总汇【人】【间】【界】，【叶】【轩】【离】【开】【叶】【母】【和】【小】【妹】，【为】【的】【就】【是】【自】【身】【的】【修】【炼】。 【他】【亲】【手】【扼】【杀】【了】【与】【他】【青】【梅】【竹】【马】【的】【夏】【青】【竹】，【也】【是】【不】【想】【被】【感】【情】【拖】【累】【而】【影】【响】【他】【的】【修】【炼】。 【乃】【至】【他】【杀】【了】【广】【寒】【仙】【子】【也】【是】【为】【了】【度】【过】【天】【道】【二】【劫】。 【而】【叶】【邀】【月】【与】【李】【幽】【云】【的】【结】【合】，【根】【本】【对】【他】【没】【有】【任】【何】【影】【响】，【叶】【轩】【也】【并】【非】【杀】【人】【机】【器】，【他】【又】【有】【什】【么】【理】【由】【闲】【的】【无】【事】【非】【要】【杀】【这】【一】【家】【四】【口】？
【一】【声】【惊】【天】【动】【地】【的】【爆】【裂】【从】【古】【树】【之】【中】【传】【来】，【巨】【大】【的】【树】【木】【顷】【刻】【间】【簌】【簌】【抖】【动】【着】，【化】【作】【了】【一】【颗】【颗】【晶】【莹】【剔】【透】【的】【小】【珠】【子】，【簇】【拥】【着】【一】【颗】【暗】【红】【的】【灵】【珠】【缓】【缓】【升】【起】。 【那】【两】【只】【帝】【江】【哀】【嚎】【着】，【在】【古】【树】【寂】【灭】【之】【后】，【飞】【鸟】【的】【形】【态】【顿】【时】【化】【成】【了】【无】【数】【流】【光】，【流】【光】【之】【中】【有】【一】【个】【闪】【着】【荧】【光】【的】【铃】【铛】【浮】【现】【了】【出】【来】。 【展】【青】【痕】【射】【出】【那】【一】【箭】【之】【后】，【整】【个】【人】【都】【虚】【弱】【了】【下】【去】
【江】【如】【练】【揉】【了】【揉】【苏】【澄】【的】【短】【发】，【笑】【道】：“【看】【大】【夫】？” “【是】【啊】，【天】【天】【晚】【上】【梦】【见】【男】【人】，【我】【还】【以】【为】【我】【精】【神】【出】【问】【题】【了】【呢】！” 【苏】【澄】【笑】【着】，【杏】【目】【中】【带】【着】【樱】【花】【般】【淡】【粉】【的】【娇】【羞】。 【现】【在】【江】【如】【练】【给】【她】【的】【感】【觉】，【没】【有】【那】【么】【疏】【远】，【也】【不】【再】【觉】【得】【那】【么】【神】【秘】。 【就】【像】【是】【空】【气】【与】【阳】【光】，【无】【时】【无】【刻】【的】【存】【在】，【平】【淡】【却】【又】【是】【苏】【澄】【心】【里】【最】【重】【要】【的】【无】【法】【缺】【少】
【西】【野】【和】【树】【先】【给】【白】【石】【麻】【衣】【打】【了】【个】【电】【话】，【告】【诉】【她】【自】【己】【就】【在】【门】【口】，【让】【她】【打】【开】【门】，【自】【己】【有】【东】【西】【给】【她】。 【然】【后】，【白】【石】【麻】【衣】【就】【上】【当】【了】。 【趁】【着】【周】【围】【没】【人】，【西】【野】【和】【树】【大】【方】【地】【走】【了】【进】【去】。 【白】【石】【麻】【衣】【看】【西】【野】【和】【树】【进】【门】，【立】【马】【快】【速】【把】【门】【关】【好】，【拍】【了】【拍】【自】【己】【的】【胸】【口】。 “【你】【不】【怕】【被】【人】【看】【到】【啊】！！”【她】【胆】【子】【很】【小】，【从】【来】【不】【敢】【做】【出】【大】【胆】【的】【举】彩吧图库丹东图谜总汇【番】【外】【十】【四】【大】【结】【局】：【全】【文】【完】【结】 【不】【好】【意】【思】，【题】【目】【打】【错】【字】【了】。。。。。。。 【休】【息】【了】【一】【天】【一】【夜】，【婴】【儿】【的】【那】【一】【声】【啼】【哭】【还】【是】【那】【么】【脆】【响】【的】【在】【程】【小】【北】【耳】【边】【挥】【之】【不】【去】，【小】【手】【与】【小】【脚】【在】【他】【看】【来】【还】【是】【那】【么】【不】【现】【实】。 【顾】【念】【在】【程】【小】【北】【的】【精】【心】【照】【料】【下】【开】【始】【恢】【复】【了】【气】【色】，【顾】【念】【的】【爸】【爸】【跟】【程】【小】【北】【的】【爸】【爸】【倒】【是】【没】【事】【就】【凑】【到】【一】【起】【在】【医】【院】
【谷】【天】【嘴】【中】【怒】【吼】【一】【声】，【瞬】【间】【从】【段】**【的】【幻】【境】【之】【中】【挣】【脱】【了】【出】【来】，【不】【过】【下】【一】【刻】【一】【把】【星】【辰】【之】【剑】【则】【是】【直】【接】【斩】【落】【而】【来】！ 【谷】【天】【毫】【不】【犹】【豫】，【身】【后】【三】【尊】【火】【焰】【战】【魂】【则】【是】【瞬】【间】【爆】【发】，【向】【着】【那】【星】【辰】【之】【剑】【便】【是】【轰】【去】！ 【两】【人】【的】【攻】【击】【瞬】【间】【爆】【炸】，【下】【一】【刻】【段】**【再】【度】【斩】【出】【第】【二】【剑】【摘】【星】【剑】【法】，【比】【之】【前】【更】【为】【可】【怕】【的】【星】【辰】【之】【剑】【则】【是】【落】【来】！ 【而】【此】【刻】，【叶】【一】
【第】【三】【百】【二】【十】【八】【章】【强】【大】【的】【原】【因】 【宿】【主】：【陈】【霄】 【仇】【恨】【值】：1050910【点】 【等】【级】：【凝】【神】【初】【期】 【功】【法】：【【先】【天】【破】【体】【无】【形】【剑】【气】】（【熟】【练】【度】：【融】【会】【贯】【通】）【【大】【鹏】【扶】【摇】【诀】】（【熟】【练】【度】：【融】【会】【贯】【通】），【【六】【脉】【神】【剑】】（【熟】【练】【度】：【炉】【火】【纯】【青】），【【先】【天】【功】】（【熟】【练】【度】：【炉】【火】【纯】【青】），【【独】【孤】【九】【剑】】（【熟】【练】【度】：【炉】【火】【纯】【青】），【【无】