Young Progressive Voices

Young Progressive Voices

A new generation of progressive thought. Another generation of liberal politics.
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justinacuff:

"The problem isn’t that the rich spend too much of what they earn. It’s actually, paradoxically, that they spend too little. They’re not generating enough economic activity.

Somebody earning $10 million a year doesn’t spend $10 million. They save it. And those savings go anywhere around the world. They can make the most money, get the highest return. They become part of the global capital market, including a lot of speculative instruments, having gold and real estate and anything else that they’re all chasing.” — Robert Reich, Inequality For All

justinacuff:

"What makes an economy stable is a strong middle class." — Robert Reich

justinacuff:

"With the exception of the money I personally invest to start companies, I have essentially no idea what happens to my money. I invest in funds of funds, and those hedge funds do God knows what with it. 

But I do believe, absolutely, that most of the return that’s being created isn’t creating any kind of social utility other than a return for me.” — Nick Hanauer, billionaire venture capitalist and entrepreneur. 

justinacuff:

It seems like the association of guns and alcohol should be considered bad on principle. 

justinacuff:

I’m the creator behind Young Progressive Voices, as well as a writer, image creator, and general political commentator. Because of some things in my personal life as well as outside variables, YPV will no longer be active. There is a chance that it’ll be back as a youth advocacy political force, and there is pressure among the staff to do so. We’ll see how things work out. 

For now, I’ll still very much be active in grassroots activism and political writing, so please follow this account! Thanks, and I look forward to joining the Tumblr political conversation as myself rather than as one of the organizations I’ve represented.

justinacuff:

I’m the creator behind Young Progressive Voices, as well as a writer, image creator, and general political commentator. Because of some things in my personal life as well as outside variables, YPV will no longer be active. There is a chance that it’ll be back as a youth advocacy political force, and there is pressure among the staff to do so. We’ll see how things work out. 

For now, I’ll still very much be active in grassroots activism and political writing, so please follow this account! Thanks, and I look forward to joining the Tumblr political conversation as myself rather than as one of the organizations I’ve represented.

justinacuff:

"This graph becomes very central for explaining what has happened to the U.S. economy and, indeed, what’s happening and has happened to our society. 

It looks like a suspension bridge. What happened the year after 1928? The Great Crash. And what happened just after 2007? Another crash.

The parallels are breathtaking if you look at them carefully.” — Robert Reich, Inequality For All

justinacuff:

"When you give rich businesspeople tax breaks all in the name of job creation, all that really happens is the fat cats get fatter." — Nick Hanauer, billionaire venture capitalist.

justinacuff:

"One way of looking at and measuring inequality is to look at the earnings of people at the top versus the earnings of the typical worker in the middle.

The typical male worker in 1978 was making around $48,000, when adjusted for inflation, while the average person in the top 1% earned $390,000….