This week’s topic started with “Are taxes the price of democracy?” and migrated pretty quickly to “How much democracy do we need?”
We should discuss—
- Are “democracy” and “government” essentially synonymous in this context?
- Is more government/democracy always better than less? Where should the line be drawn?
- With the Democrats reportedly going “hard left,” do they/we really understand what European Social Democrats stand for? And how their social programs really work?
- What are the disadvantages of more government? Are they playing out in Europe? Or is Europe somehow different?
We’ve discussed this topic (or close relatives) before, but the current Democratic Presidential primary race, together with the ascendant power of the Progressive Caucus in Congress, make it even more relevant today.