It highlights a lot of what is going on. I think there’s a legitimate debate going on among the base of the Democratic Party: what is going to be the successful strategy? Shouldn’t we have what some people call, in quotes, “visionary pragmatism” — that we can only go this far, that we can’t challenge the entrenched norms of society because that can’t be done? “You can’t mobilize mass numbers of people, it can’t be done, so let’s go for something realistic.”That’s a legitimate question.
But what about the other alternative? Why not a centrally planned economy where the job of economic calculation is handed over to information-gathering experts — democratically accountable ones, hopefully. We actually have historical examples of this kind of system, though of course they were far from democratic.
Stirred to action by the ’s excellent recent piece about Denmark’s high fast-food wages — which are maintained by the power of the United Federation of Danish Workers — Yglesias responded with an article headlined, “$20 an hour minimum wage really would cost a lot of people their jobs.” The sage of Vox believed he had spotted “the crucial fact buried in the twenty-ninth paragraph of the article”: namely, that McDonald’s has far fewer restaurants in Denmark (relative to population) than we do...
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