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Budget & Economy|
Shift from large-scale production to continuous innovation.
Give $60,000, for college or business, to kids reaching 18.
Greatest threat to free speech: pandering to consumerism.
Gender discrimination has yet to be wrung out of society.
Social reform should include faith-based institutions.
Under Clinton, executive pay ratio rose from 40:1 to 400:1.
School districts are self-sorting, whether public or private.
Variable vouchers to avoid self-sorting mechanisms.
Families & Children|
Marriage declined in the 1970s because wages stagnated.
Crisis of illegitimacy is a misleading half-truth.
Definition of family is changing because people want it.
Make child care a fully tax-deductible business expense.
Isolationists & xenophobes misguided on trade & immigration.
Money corrupts politics subtly.
Medical savings account are rational but leave vulnerable.
US jobs issue is low earnings, not high unemployment.
Corporate ruthlessness comes from competition, not greed.
Establish "earnings insurance" to smooth out unemployment.
Privatizing would leave lower-income retirees with less.
Age of the Terrific Deal is replacing Age of Mass Production.
Tech is great for consumers but hard on our personal lives.
Consumers benefit from standards; but not Microsoft monopoly.
Welfare & Poverty|
Welfare's work rules are based on Protestant work ethic.
1996 welfare reform didn't lift working moms out of poverty.
Poor who won housing lottery had improved family results.
Housing vouchers for poor families; push inclusionary zoning.
Make mixed communities a goal of faith-based institutions.