What are Hillary Clinton’s views on progressive fiscal policy? According to The Washington Post‘s David Ignatius, the answer may be found in the most recent issue of Democracy.
Ignatius says that Clinton balances two primary school of thought: that
which prizes innovation, and that which focuses on the economic anxiety
of Middle America. He writes:
A sense of how Clinton might try to combine these two
strands…can be found in an article by [Gene] Sperling that appeared
in the fall edition of the journal Democracy. Sperling argues
that free-trade advocates need to recognize the squeeze on wages and
job security that has accompanied globalization. He argues for
flexible, pro-growth responses, such as adjustment assistance for
laid-off workers, rather than the outright protectionism unions want.
In his book “The Pro-Growth Progressive,” Sperling explores the revised
“social compact” with workers that Clinton seems to be working toward
in her speeches.