David Coates

Archive for April, 2011

April 29, 2011

The Strengths and Weaknesses of American Exceptionalism

  The Center for American Progress issued a fascinating and important PolicyLink paper early in April 2011: Prosperity 2050: Is Equity the Superior Growth Model?[1] Written by Sarah Treuhaft and David Madland, both its content and its title raised a central question of our time: whether it is “possible that the traditional assumption that there […] read more »
April 13, 2011

The Danger of Losing the Plot So Early in the Play

  If it is true that those whom the gods would destroy they first send mad, then currently we are in serious trouble in Washington DC. For in the political theatre we have just witnessed – around the shutdown of the federal government – there has been madness aplenty: read more »