Democracy?s Discontent, Ch. 9 The triumph of Keynesian economics- 1940s- named for John Maynard Keynes He says governments are best when planned His rival was Fredrick von Hayek- Says that government should not be planned Ride the wave of ?the boom and the bust?, even if you do bust. It will eventually bottom out and then go back up the use of technicians, experts- Economics becomes made of technicians and experts The rise of American dominance America becomes the dominance of the world- we control the economy what this means for the individual Gives people confidence- if people know their country is the best, they know that they?re the best rising optimism The rise of the Economic Bill of Rights- by Franklin D. Roosevelt the right to work the right to a decent wage- a federal minimum wage The right for farmers to a decent living The right for every family to a home The right to social security, disability, and unemployment benefits The branches of the bill of rights include: New deal Fair deal Great society Public welfare as ?neutral among ends? The rise of social security, disability, and other benefits Top of pg. 287 legislating morality King v. Smith (1968) The creation of a national ? not local ? community the changing discourse and the role of universal rights we have a right against being tortured when you eliminate a local political discourse, you eliminate the self-government aspect The conservative challenge? The Goldwater and Friedman contribution Barry Goldwater- shaped who conservatives are Milton Friedman Both republicans and democrats are European liberals The changing academic environment Rawlsian liberalism- you have a right Nozick?s libertarianism- says you have a choice- no one?s gonna give you anything Both arguments are centered around liberalism Individualist ?pop-psychology? Dr. Wayne Dyer: ?You are the sum of your total choices? the individual- the ability to succeed or fail is in your hands 1968 Vietnam The Ted Offensive- the turning point of the war The American people could see exactly what was happening in the war- all the violence and such MLK- assassinated RFK- assassinated a month and a half later College campuses- become places of radical activities, the ?hotspot? for political rights movements Four embodiments of the last civic strand: George Wallace- a segregationist: Democratic party- thought there should be segregation forever- He believes in self-government Robert Kennedy- was a democrat- Wasn?t a welfare guy What welfare does, it just basically passes the bucket- people won?t do anything about it Jimmy Carter- wanted to bring truth and honesty back to politics- eliminate the divide between politics and people- he learned that you can?t be honest with people all the time because the enemies are watching Ronald Reagan- The southern strategy- tells people that are craving self-government that it will be created?
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