Jack Lawrence Luzkow
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Rethinking the past
Reimagining the future
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Shortly into the twenty-first century, a new master narrative resurrected the old mythology of globalization: universal economic and financial integration would lead all of us to endless productivity and unlimited economic growth. An apt illustration of the divergence between the interests of the financial and political elites and everybody else in Anglo-America was unintentionally made by Bill Clinton during the years of his presidency. Throughout his tenure he told Americans to go out and get the training they needed for the good jobs in the emerging global economy. As many in the US continue to debate global warming while accusing environmentalists of tree hugging, European businesses have generally been more committed to an enduring social contract. Moreover, Europeans, by all measures, were among the happiest in all developed nations, precisely because of their welfare states and social democracies.

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The great forgetting

The past, present and future of social democracy and the welfare state


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