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Texas Liberal To Begin Reading Galbraith’s The Affluent Society At Lunch Today

So you can imagine that Texas Liberal is pretty excited about lunch today.  Here is an obit of John Kenneth Galbraith. Galbraith thought that the state had a leading role to play in the economy. This is, or at least should be, a core position of the Democratic Party. 

The Affluent Society is Galbraith’s best known book. It was a bestseller when it came out in the late 1950’s.  

Here at Texas Liberal you get, at times at least, short posts that respect your time and your mind.  Please read Texas Liberal each and every day.    

April 25, 2007 Posted by | Books | 2 Comments

Texas Voter ID Bill As Sign Of Republican Weakness As Texas Changes

The so-called voter ID bill now at issue in the Texas legislature is a plenty bad idea.

It’s a Republican effort, to the extent that anything is the responsibility of one party in the freakishly organized Texas legislature, to deter low-income persons and persons of color from voting. It may also have the same effect on some older voters.

Yet as bad the bill is, what strikes me is the desperation behind the bill. Texas is already a majority-minority state. Dallas County has gone Democratic and Harris County may do the same in 2008. Republicans realize that at some point in the next few years they may lose Texas.

This bill may be a case of it being darkest before the dawn.

Texas is changing and the reaction to that change is going to be harsh in some quarters. Yet no matter how harsh the reaction, a new and different day is on the way.     

April 25, 2007 Posted by | Politics, Texas | 7 Comments

Goal Of Liberal Is To Keep Ideology While Remaining Intellectually Flexible

The above is a goal of any adherent of a political ideology. You want to stay true to your beliefs while still being able to learn and adjust. It may seem simple. But it is not. It is a lifelong challenge.  

April 25, 2007 Posted by | Best Posts Jan.-June 2007, Politics | Leave a comment