The Swamp Psychology

Not inverted here,

A bit of background. On Jan. 3, Jesse Myerson published an article in Rolling Stone with the innocuous title “Five Economic Reforms Millennials Should Be Fighting For.” Myerson frames his agenda as an effort to do away with unemployment, jobs, landlords, private capital ownership and Wall Street. Those last four, as you might expect, made conservatives’ heads explode.

But the policies Myerson advocates are rather less radical. His agenda, at its core, calls for a work guarantee, a basic minimum income, a land-value tax, a sovereign wealth fund and a public banking option. As Dylan Matthews noticed, all these policies that Republicans were labeling as socialism have been endorsed by major conservatives. So he rewrote Myerson’s piece from the conservative point of view, advocating all the same policies but changing those cited as authorities and those blamed for the state of the economy.

This doesn’t bode well for independent thinkers. Like you and me.

Now if we can only figure out how to take this national…

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