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How the Conservatives Ruined America - 2nd edition - with an Appendix on Trumpism by Eric v.d. Luft

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How the Conservatives Ruined America
2nd edition - with an Appendix on Trumpism

  by Eric v.d. Luft


1. What is America?
2. What is Conservatism?
  Ralph Waldo Emerson, "The Conservative" (1841)
3. From Revolution to Unity
4. From Reconstruction to Depression
  Andrew Carnegie, "Wealth" (1889)
5. From Recovery to Freedom, Equality, and Dignity
6. Trickling Down into the War of All Against All
7. Institutionalizing the Inconsistent and the Irrational
8. Conflict of Interest as a Way of Life
9. Return to Feudalism
  Cynthia McKinney, Letter to Prince Alwaleed bin Talal (2001)
10. What Needs to be Done?
  1. Overturn the Citizens United Decision
  2. Outlaw Gerrymandering
  3. Abolish the Electoral College
  4. Outlaw Corporate or Organizational Contributions to Political Campaigns
  5. Outlaw Political Contributions from Outside the Voting District
  6. Mandate Full Disclosure for All Major Candidates
  7. Remove the Cap on Social Security Contributions
  8. Tax the Rich to Balance the Budget and Reduce the National Debt
  9. Restore a Strictly Graduated Progressive Income Tax with Many Brackets
  10. Revive and Restore the Fairness Doctrine
  11. Fund Public Education Completely and Equitably
  12. Revise and Ratify the Equal Rights Amendment
  13. Install a Single-Payer Federal Health Care Plan
  14. Enact Sensible Firearms Control Laws
  15. Restore a Reasonable Amount of Privacy
  16. Reduce the Power of the Senate and House Majority Leaders
  17. Make Election Day a National Midweek Holiday
  18. Always Ask: Cui bono?
Appendix: On Trumpism

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