IN THE BEGINNING 

The following is an adapted excerpt from the new book “Kill It to Save It: An Autopsy of Capitalism’s Triumph over Democracy” by Corey Dolgon (Policy Press, 2017):

“By reducing taxes on the wealthy and outspending the Soviets into oblivion, Reagan restored a semblance of American domination over globalized production at the same time that he broke unions and reversed integration programs and gutted public education, health care, housing, and any environmental and financial regulation he could. He also allowed for the privatization of public lands and resources to the highest bidders, promising politics could deliver for the private sector that paid for his presidency.”

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Author: markallan50

Mark Allan Johnson—an unrepentant New Dealer and undaunted optimist born in Port Angeles, Washington, A Cultural Irish Catholic who finds wisdom in Pope Francis, Buddha, Theodore and Franklin Roosevelt, Mahatma Gandhi, Rumi, Robert Kennedy, Kahlil Gibran, Abraham Lincoln, Martin Luther King, Albert Einstein, Mother Teresa and the Dalai Lama and qualities to emulate in Ernest Hemingway, Paris, Bob Dylan, New York City, J.R. Tolkien, Ludwig van Beethoven, John Steinbeck, Muddy Waters, Basho, Jack Kerouac, Hermann Hesse, Kurt Vonnegut, Frank Sinatra, Pablo Picasso, Dave Brubeck, Robert Heinlein, Vincent Van Gogh and Johann Sebastian Bach. He has found reward working more than three decades with the intellectually challenged, loves his wife, Judy, and is looking forward to graduating from the Workaday World with a confidence that the best is yet to be revealed. He is a frequently published poet. "The Last Resort" is his first novel..

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