How to Build a Prosperous Middle Class America in the 21st Century

Dec 4, 2022 | PDA News

Alan Minsky, Executive Director – Progressive Democrats of America  


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We cannot afford any more illusions.

It’s been 42 years since the Reagan revolution, and 30 years since the Clinton Administration brought the Democratic Party into alignment with the fundemental principle of Reaganism – that “the market” alone should determine how society’s resources are allocated (with the exception, of course, of military spending).

The results have been as horrible as they were predictable – all wealth has flowed to the investor class, gutting the middle class in the process.  Also, virtually nothing has been allowed to interfere with wealth accumulation, including the wholesale destruction of humanity’s habitat on earth.

Now, we are at a key moment in human history. Simply put, we must change course. Fortunately, change means opportunity.

We must take back the primary decision-making power over the allocation of society’s resources from the investor class.

The only way to do that in America is a democratic movement that reasserts the economic priorities of the vast majority of the popularion who are poor, working class, and part of the declining middle class.

This means strengthening the labor movement, reasserting civil rights for all, defending democracy, adopting a 21st century economic bill of rights, and staunching further investment in anything that contributes to global warming.

There’s only one political movement that stands for these essential ends – the progressive movement. Join us. Together we will win!