Josh Frank's article on Howard Dean inspires this post.
The main thing that concerns me about Frank's arguments is this one:
"Dean is also a neoliberal. He states that he knows 'what it takes to generate economic growth,' and that he 'will work tirelessly to put the American economy back on the road to prosperity.' What Dean really means is that he is willing to disregard environmental safeguards and worker's rights, as long as the wheels of economic capital start churning."
Frank cites no evidence in support of his assertions here. What do we know?
Neoliberalism has got to be the #1 issue here. Those jobs that left under Bush #2 aren't coming back, basically because of neoliberalism. Any more of the same economic policy that we've seen under Carter, Reagan, Bush #1, Clinton, and Bush #2 is not likely to resolve the current economic stagnation. What's Dean's REAL opinion on all this?