I'll presume that because the interviewer starts off saying, and I'm paraphrasing, that "masks save lives, but we could neither wear masks nor save lives in this country" you think the interview sucks. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Yet there are few areas where our past and present realities have diverged so dramatically from our ideals. Food, basic shelter, clothing and hygiene qualify as essential needs, as does the related expenditure; the … To me, this is bigotry and prejudice at its highest level. This is far too politically biased and I am not even American or can vote there. All human beings, therefore, are ends to be served by the institutions that make up the economy, not means to … An economic dignity compact must ensure that those who do their part are able to care and provide opportunity for family—and enjoy the greatest, most incalculable joys that come with that role. The dignity of the human person, realized in community with others, is the criterion against which all aspects of economic life must be measured. My thoughts exactly. I may or may not change my opinion, but I will have reviewed facts, numbers, and clarified the argument to support that opinion. I haven’t read Sperling’s book but “economic dignity” sounds like another way of saying everyone deserves equal outcomes when the real focus should be equal opportunities. Doesn't mean RV shouldn't keep having interviews like this. I understand he had to do that in business to get loans/projects funded, but now, he is the POTUS and not Donald Trump. He chose and fought to be POTUS for the people of the U.S. This willingness to give second chances to those who were bankrupt astonished Alexis de Tocqueville, writes the historian Edward Balleisen. Another bias guy who reads bias research that confirms his obvious bias imho. So if you are getting angry at this interview, you will miss the hard left turn that America will be taking. A person’s race, gender, or lack of labor market power could no longer be used to deny her the basic respect, autonomy, and agency she should possess by virtue of her effort and humanity. Yes, economic dignity for all is a possibility if we are willing to look in that direction. This is without a doubt a complete waste of time, and is basically progressive propaganda. If you dont understand that, I recommend asking yourself why you feel so targeted since you are so clearly smart. Now it is that guy must be stupid to let his barn burn down. Terrible interview. Look at the economic implications of Brexit and trade wars. ← HBR Guide to Thinking Strategically: A book review by Bob Morris, 5 Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Design Team →. Gene Sperling was National Economic Adviser and Director of the National Economic Council for both President Obama (2011-2014) and President Clinton (1997-2001). It is the only way to combat horrendous crimes, poverty and lack. April 29, 2019. human rights = "communism" Maybe he's right. He needs to share all credit with others, be it his team, the GOP or Democrats. It is rather one policymakers’ attempt to go out of the comfort zone of numbers to delve into this larger question. I have a family member who is a teacher and no matter how much she "lowers the bar", no matter how simple she makes a task or assignment to accomplish, there is just a certain amount of capable individuals who just simply refuse to do it. (Other world leaders will not care that she is Black and female) which seems to be her main reason for wanting to be President. Inflation, slow growth and impossible to pay off debt burden, UBI, MMT are all coming. And, am wasting more of my time responding. We must not lose sight of what economic policy is all about: allowing people to lead dignified lives. Indeed, in the absence of that more clear focus on an economic fixed star, it becomes too easy to start to see the economic targets, political strategies, and specific policy postures as if they were the end goals in themselves—as opposed to means to arrive at a higher end goal for lifting up human fulfillment. The dignity of the human person, realized in community with others, is the criterion against which all aspects of economic life must be measured. The thing about dignity, and the reason it is a transformational concept, is that it knows no social, economic, gender or ethnic barriers. He is short American capitalism! Economic Dignity is all of those things on a topic as encompassing and defining as the economy.” —Ai-jen Poo, Director, National Domestic Workers Alliance “Economic Dignity points us beyond our fixation on GDP to the ends economic policy should serve—promoting the dignity of work and the well-being of families and communities. and robots is less certain—we should be stepping back to reflect on what is precisely the ultimate economic goal we aspire to. It is economic Darwinism. I have watched time and time again so many individuals given opportunity, help, and assistance and they constantly don't "do their part". What keeps me up at night? Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Economic dignity means providing people with the capacity to care for family, pursue their potential and a sense of purpose, and contribute economically free from domination and humiliation. Second-level thinking: What *is* going to happen and why, regardless of whether it's right or wrong, regardless of my political bias, why each side thinks it's the thing to do, so that I can position my portfolio to profit. I auto-downvote first level thinkers like this, because I can get enough first-level thinking from partisan media networks. Jeffrey Gundlach, CEO of DoubleLine Capital, has evolved his investment…, Published on: October 12th, 2020 • Duration: 54 minutes. Not the stuff I expect from Real Vision. As a foreigner I see the Democrats as radical socialists now. All economic life should be shaped by moral principles. If you have done nothing but read the titles of RV videos, you have acquired more information than this video gave. Fairness in all trade dealings, from buying fast-food to conglomerates transactions. Just listen, process later. Corporate monopolies fed by the Federal Reserve = "capitalism" What the Pandemic Revealed About Our Economy, Probability of Major Policy Changes Going Forward, Government Training Programs: "The Trust Gap". He went long gold and Japanese commodity traders! How can people attain economic dignity at a time when the coronavirus pandemic has torn a hole in our economic fabric? Is this Realvision or CNN ? The ICRC defines economic security as the ability of individuals, households or communities to cover their essential needs sustainably and with dignity. economic dignity remains to be a widely entrenched principle in international law . Lost me in the first 3 minutes. Reality is that is simply not true. Keywords: human dignity, social economics, normative economics, human agency In surveying the fifty presidential addresses so far presented to this Association, one is left with the impression that about one in five of them dwell on philosophical and methodological topics. Buy my book. It is embraced until it is your cookie that is crumbling. Abandoned, maybe, is a better description of what happened to our nation. If you understand this, and see the impetus this will create, you can make a lot of money in the stock market over the next decade. While they were not components of FDR’s Second Bill of Rights, support for child and elderly care and paid family leave should today be seen as essential to this first pillar—an ability for workers to bond with a new child or care for an elderly parent lies at the heart of economic dignity. You just made it up. The Church, therefore, calls for Integral Human Development, which concerns the wellbeing of each person in every dimension: economic, political, social, ecological, and spiritual. Sad. As for Trump, I wish he would stop boasting so much and stop taking all the credit for anything and everything for himself. Gene Sperling, former National Economic Council director and author of "Economic Dignity," discusses the three pillars of economic dignity. It is about giving value to humanity than profit and interest. All human beings, therefore, are ends to be served by the institutions that make up the economy, not means to … I don't think people are missing seeing it either... just very displeased and disappointed about it. * * * We must not lose sight of what economic policy is all about: allowing people to lead dignified lives. Interesting. To read the complete article and check out others, please click here. He wrote "Dignity, looking for respect in back row America", and would have added much more to the conversation than this one. I think I gave to the Stupid People’s Foundation at the office. Everyone is tense and clearly you have incredible bias. A dynamic economy needs this. political drivel with no actionable intelligence .. not a fan. Pillar One: The capacity to care for family and experience its greatest joys. Where does simple self-dignity and individual responsibility factor in? Economic Dignity is all of those things on a topic as encompassing and defining as the economy." I identified “economic dignity” in 2005 in my book The Pro-Growth Progressive as the first of three progressive values by which we should guide and judge economic success. For many US citizens not caring about other citizens is the easiest and cheapest way to ignore any human responsibility to care. Some of … Pillar Two: Pursuit of potential and purpose. I was grossly disappointed. Over the years, I have found myself stepping outside of the normal metrics that define our national economic dialogue to ask myself: What would a person on his or her death bed say mattered most in his or her economic life? Economic dignity seeks to restore compassion in all polished-table boardrooms. From the negative response of the (mostly Republican) crowd I see value in this interview. Yes, but it’s troubling (at least to me) how many of the thumbs down/critical comments stem solely from disagreement with Sperling, as opposed to the quality of the interview. Plus, while the US needs a better social safety net, I agree with Cooperman, decide how large we want the US government to be and then live within its means. The system doesn't work for a lot of people. For those who believe in capitalism, understand America is no longer capitalistic. Simply put: If you live in times when major steps forward are needed, it is important to be clear on your destination—or at least to know the North Star that is guiding you. While they are often discussed as if they were two completely different segments of America, what sadly links the laid-off white Rust Belt worker in his 50s to the low-income minority youth from a dysfunctional school and economically disadvantaged community is the dignity hit of feeling denied a real chance to pursue his or her full potential and purpose. BTC, Gold & Renewable Energy. I did see some images where Harris was in the foreground & in one interview she said the Harris-Biden admin. Thanks to RV for having a less conventional interview as it continues to give insight into principles of the Biden administration. Referring to economic, social and cultural issues as "rights" uses the legal framework developed under international law, and gives i… It's a well known fact that Biden's main choice for V.P. It seeks neither to explore highly technical issues of economic measurement nor sort out competing theories of social justice. They reiterate their hatred for Trump and talk about the problems which exist, they never give their solutions to the problems. Economic Dignity. It has the worst kind of crony capitalism. Dick Cheney, Republican war criminal was the one that said "deficits don't matter", just to be clear. As even a Republican President like George W. Bush has recognized, we idealize the United States as “the land of second chances.” In the early 1800s, the United States was unique in its commitment to end debtors’ prisons and define the need for early bankruptcy laws not just to prevent creditor-rushes, but also to give the debtor “a fresh start”—a chance to still contribute, pursue potential, and find purpose. Otherwise, we end up with “more more more”; i.e., big (permanent?) I remember reading 1984 in school. Agree. Lead like a POTUS the leader, and not like Donald Trump the individual, and he will deserve the vote of the people. Really though, I'm not a republican, or a democrat, but I am paying hard earned money for the content RV creates. For all the things we find time for in the ongoing economic policy debates I have seen or been part of over the last 30 years, battles over policy, there seems to me too little reflection on the most basic economic question of all: What exactly is our ultimate economic goal in terms of increasing human happiness and well-being? Sorry if this is news to you. Ensuring a quality higher education for one’s children has become more essential for economic security and mobility, so has ensuring such education for one’s children become a more essential component of economic dignity for parents—as it has become critical to the economic security and mobility of their children. Economic autonomy empowers women in all areas of their lives, and it enables them to live with dignity. Ignoring politics is a mistake. My dad was a communist and I believed the stuff till my first job when I worked with a Russian woman who told me the realities of the Soviet system. As much as I would like to vote for Biden/Harris because of Trump's negative personality, Biden has never given any concrete answers to our basic problems. The RV audience is certainly not ignorant, so I can’t understand why so many here don’t seem to realize that the “system” hasn’t worked for the majority for decades. Human dignity means that each of our lives have an unimpeachable value simply because we are human, and therefore we are deserving of a baseline level of respect. No one wins when social unrest expands to crisis. First-level thinking: What *ought* to be and why, given my political bias, which might be right or wrong. -- Ai-jen Poo, Director, National Domestic Workers Alliance " Economic Dignity points us beyond our fixation on GDP to the ends economic policy should serve--promoting the dignity of work and the well-being of families and communities. Hallelujah! It's nice, sometimes, to have my bias confirmed - this time by the thumbs up/down on this video. It is to our deep national shame that these ideals often have not extended to the majority of our population for most of our history—through slavery, cruel and lingering racial discrimination, closed doors and glass ceilings for women, and the harsh reality that fewer than one in ten people from low-income families earns a bachelor’s degree. This video must be one of the very few on the entire site that have double the number of dislikes as likes. We see this painfully illustrated in the rise of so-called “deaths of despair” from addiction and suicide. I didn't even bother to go to the end. I miss many talented interviewers ; Grant Williams, Brian Price, Jake Merl, or Justine Underhill, to name a few. Biden Good. Gold, BTC! I bet this guy gets invited to all the parties. The right's rejection of this scientific reality has been free alpha for me for the past number of years. Economic development is the process by which emerging economies become advanced economies. This essay seeks to go beyond those invocations. We believe the purpose of work should be to support a healthy and thriving life, family, and community. The International Bill of Rights grew out of these traditions, and calls for all governments to make sure their citizens have human rights—civil, political, social, cultural and economic. Clearly race is a massive factor in this. Thank you both. The question is do we let them go hungry? I appreciate Real Vision provides content that helps me challenge my assumptions. An economic dignity framework, however, would still weigh the benefits of lower prices for workers trying to care for family, but as part of a full consideration of economic dignity, not as a rigid consumer welfare test. It is fairly predictable that there are more thumbs down here than thumbs up. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. That's true, policies are turning left. • It is simply a matter of reasonable human dignity . They had jobs and places to live a few months ago. I fully agree with giving people a voice though unlike the left which appears to be doing a lot to shut up voices they don't like. As a US citizen, I can say for the most part we do not have a sense of community. From Franklin Roosevelt’s creation of Social Security in the 1930s, to Ai-jen Poo’s advocacy for a revolution of care more than 80 years later, as the head of the National Domestic Workers Alliance, the notion of a “dignified retirement” has been invoked by countless political leaders. Sperling argues that COVID-19 has only exacerbated inequalities that … Here is a direct link to the complete article. Maybe theres a balance and everyone doesnt need to micro explain every point. Beyond that, we celebrate second and third chances regardless of accidents of the economy, chance, and even personal error. Like values such as freedom or liberty, economic dignity is a concept that brings with it great intuitive power, but usually lacks a rigorous definition. “Human dignity” is used as a rhetorical device to convey the idea that firms are composed of dynamic social networks, with an ultimate purpose of serving human needs. "If people do their part, they should have economic dignity"...Agreed. At a moment when the very capacity of modern capitalism to avoid accelerating inequality, a hollowed-out middle class, structural poverty, and growing economic insecurity is being questioned—and even the role of work in a coming age of A.I. Whether you agree or not, a hard left turn is coming. Economic choices and institutions must be judged by how they protect or undermine the life and dignity of the human person, support the family and serve the common good. To Michael B. Please have Chris Arnade on instead. People who can't have a reasoned disagreement without trashing the other person intellect or integrity. I have suggested a few ideas, like taxing stock buybacks and encouraging physical investment, building new hubs for manufacturing and innovation, and further expanding the federal per-child tax credit and enacting a paid family leave policy. To read the complete article and check out others, please click here. I'm really tired or lazy and biased analysis that I can refute with 2 minutes of Googling... You need to chill. That is crony capitalism! Given the opportunity of a job, they don't show up. It will "turning left" as a result of blowback in the sense of blowback that Chalmers Johnson wrote a book about. Economic development also refers to the process by which the overall health, well-being, and academic level the general population improves. The foundation of all Catholic Social Teaching is the inherent dignity of the human person, as created in the image and likeness of God. Short of an authoritarian rule to force people to conform or suffer severe penalty, in a society of free individual choice, someone please answer the question what happens to the individuals (and there's a shit load of them) who time and time again freely choose not to respect the opportunities their given? was National Economic Adviser and Director of the National Economic Council for both President Obama (2011-2014) and President Clinton (1997-2001). Warren Buffet has not missed this. Economic Dignity Over our 45-year history, Faith in Action federations have engaged in successful federal, state and local ballot and legislative campaigns to address the many manifestations of what Pope Francis calls the “economy of exclusion”. "We should have a system that allows for second and third chances"...Agreed. It seeks to lay out three essential, interlocking pillars that define economic dignity and argue that it should be the singular end goal for economic policy and basis for policy prioritization. Here is a brief excerpt from an article by Gene Sperling for Democracy (A Journal of Ideas). Vote for a candidate based upon their credentials and abilities, not based upon race and gender, then you are truly doing what you are so boldly fighting about; race/gender inequality. Given the opportunity to be trusted, they lie or steal. That is enough to show what intellegent people think of this leftist propoganda. It’s like deliberately designing a blind spot for yourself. Watching this interview will give you Corona Virus symptoms. To revive the dignity of work, we should begin by addressing these problems. Basically, deficits don't matter. Given the opportunity to buy food, they buy drugs or gamble. Kudos! Post was not sent - check your email addresses! Equitable access to economic resources is a right that each citizen should be able to exercise, as opposed to being a luxury reserved for a few, who by accident of birth, enjoy privilege. Economic Dignity is a phrase developed by Economic Leadership Consultant Andre Thomas, that describes a city or nation that has created an environment of economic opportunity, so that all of its citizens can have access to ladders of upward mobility without sacrificing its values, ideals and distinctive cultures. At least putting this political drivel shows RealVision are open minded so everyone should have a voice. I watched when the thumbs up and down were 7 for both so that alone was a good warning of what was to come. economics, politics,government– directly affects human dignity and the common good.Social workers promote the general welfare and development of individuals, families and communities. was Governor Whitmer to get the female vote, but he had to reconsider for Harris when his poles were weakening and decided on Harris to get the additional black/hispanic minority vote. I think we have to accept the fact that there are some people who don’t want to do anything ever. It is about making laws fostering justice and Ubuntu. Long may they reject reality for our economic and environmental gain. If we are clear-minded that the achievement of economic dignity is the ultimate end goal for economic policy, then we don’t handcuff ourselves from seeing issues like a lack of paid family leave, or rampant sexual harassment, as critical, first-tier “economic” issues — regardless of whether they show up in a prominent metric. This behavior is as old as time. This definition of economic dignity is rooted in the best angels of the American character, helps substantially explain how we have navigated our relationship between market and government, and can serve as our economic North Star looking forward. There’s a reason why Real Vision talks about politics and it has nothing to do with any political agenda. DLS. Each American must have true first and second chances to pursue his or her potential. Dignity is the right of a person to be valued and respected for their own sake, and to be treated ethically. 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