All human beings, therefore, are ends to be served by the institutions that make up the economy, not means to … As for Harris, should she step into the presidency, which given Biden's age and physical condition, is not such a far-fetched possibility, has never run a corporation, been a mayor of a city, been a governor of a state, or run any major conglomerate organization, so how will she run the largest economy in the world and become a better world leader than Trump or Pence? Pillar Two: Pursuit of potential and purpose. Economic autonomy empowers women in all areas of their lives, and it enables them to live with dignity. Here is a brief excerpt from an article by Gene Sperling for Democracy (A Journal of Ideas). @Todd W. - "Maybe theres a balance and everyone doesnt need to micro explain every point." For those who happen to work in the wrong industry at the wrong time, whose factories close and communities wither, who struggle with disability or long-term unemployment, or who at some point engage with our criminal justice system, the American promise of limitless potential and second chances feels distant. - Injecting race as a throw away statement is gross and toxic, especially when it is not backed up by data... Not sure about your situation, but my partner is ADOS, so I get a front row seat to how sensitive of an issue this is all the time and hate when "Champagne Socialists" play with fire on this issue, but don't live with the consequences... Are "630 times" more people of one racial group dying than any other one... "220 times"... "90 times"... @Todd W. - "Maybe you are right. Now it is that guy must be stupid to let his barn burn down. If you don't like your profession, you can always change. It's nice, sometimes, to have my bias confirmed - this time by the thumbs up/down on this video. 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. He is short American capitalism! Agree. All the world's great religious and moral traditions, philosophers, and revolutionaries, recognize that human beings deserve to live in freedom, justice, dignity and economic security. If you have done nothing but read the titles of RV videos, you have acquired more information than this video gave. 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. In other words, the process by which countries with low living standards become nations with high living standards. Really though, I'm not a republican, or a democrat, but I am paying hard earned money for the content RV creates. The winners don't usually like it when you change the rules of the game. That's true, policies are turning left. If you ignore the implications of political pressures you would’ve been blindsided by these factors. Yeah, economic dignity sucks. I'm really tired or lazy and biased analysis that I can refute with 2 minutes of Googling... You need to chill. I remember reading 1984 in school. 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. Is this Realvision or CNN ? He chose and fought to be POTUS for the people of the U.S. Food, basic shelter, clothing and hygiene qualify as essential needs, as does the related expenditure; the … Everyone is tense and clearly you have incredible bias. When your cookie is crumbling, it is too late to effect change. Gold, BTC! 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. 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. Shortness of breath, make you feel like your going to throw up. 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. Economic Dignity Britain's Leading Independent Book Distributor. Watching this interview will give you Corona Virus symptoms. I bet this guy gets invited to all the parties. Drink some green tea. Thank you both. I wasted my time reading your review. Where does simple self-dignity and individual responsibility factor in? RV usually differentiates itself with second-level thinking. It connects to four different ways that the term dignity is commonly used—as intrinsic to people, as a marker of status, as linked to serving a purpose in the community, and as a reflection of person’s manner or It is of significance in morality, ethics, law and politics as an extension of the Enlightenment-era concepts of inherent, inalienable rights.The term may also be used to describe personal conduct, as in "behaving with dignity". There’s a reason why Real Vision talks about politics and it has nothing to do with any political agenda. And so, I am once again, compelled to vote Trump even as much as I hate to boost his ego even more, because in the end, Biden/Harris is just about passing the buck with increased spending and taxes, while with Trump/Pence, we can continue to make some progress and change. My thoughts exactly. Dick Cheney, Republican war criminal was the one that said "deficits don't matter", just to be clear. 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. No one wins when social unrest expands to crisis. Trump Bad. Sad on the rating but I dont believe I have ever seen almost double thumbs down compared to approval of any video in RealVisions entire history. Economic Dignity. Fantastic assumptions, all of which are completely baseless. "If people do their part, they should have economic dignity"...Agreed. Lead like a POTUS the leader, and not like Donald Trump the individual, and he will deserve the vote of the people. The women of Concerta identified being a woman and living in a rural area as primary barriers to achieving economic autonomy. (spit). That is enough to show what intellegent people think of this leftist propoganda. Just listen, process later. 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. That speaks volumes. What I'm saying is that this is Real Vision, that we all pay for information, and that this dribble is in no way informative to this group of people. This essay seeks to go beyond those invocations. Terrible interview. political drivel with no actionable intelligence .. not a fan. To me, this is bigotry and prejudice at its highest level. If we lose that, democracy is in the trash can. Gene Sperling, former National Economic Council director and author of "Economic Dignity," discusses the three pillars of economic dignity. Please have Chris Arnade on instead. Referring to economic, social and cultural issues as "rights" uses the legal framework developed under international law, and gives i… "We should have a system that allows for second and third chances"...Agreed. As for Trump, I wish he would stop boasting so much and stop taking all the credit for anything and everything for himself. April 29, 2019. The dignity of the human person, realized in community with others, is the criterion against which all aspects of economic life must be measured. Let all the people who live in the park near to where I live just wallow in their filth. If you havent watched this yet, heres the synopsis: To read the complete article and check out others, please click here. If you found anything he has said to be profound, then you're the one who hasn't been paying attention to the world around you. * * * We must not lose sight of what economic policy is all about: allowing people to lead dignified lives. 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. I watched to the end, and went in hoping to really appreciate this level of interview. First-level thinking: What *ought* to be and why, given my political bias, which might be right or wrong. Kick the can down the road. It is fairly predictable that there are more thumbs down here than thumbs up. Beware! 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. 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? 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. 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 development is the process by which emerging economies become advanced economies. Sperling argues that COVID-19 has only exacerbated inequalities that … Here is a brief excerpt from an article by Gene Sperling for Democracy (A Journal of Ideas). 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? The ICRC defines economic security as the ability of individuals, households or communities to cover their essential needs sustainably and with dignity. Maybe he's right. People who can't have a reasoned disagreement without trashing the other person intellect or integrity. Sad. The foundation of all Catholic Social Teaching is the inherent dignity of the human person, as created in the image and likeness of God. Ignoring politics is a mistake. I'm not saying anything he says isn't true. It is embraced until it is your cookie that is crumbling. Now, they are just surplus capital. I watched when the thumbs up and down were 7 for both so that alone was a good warning of what was to come. Thanks for your opinion of the conclusion. 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. My answer to the end goal question is what I will define as “economic dignity.”. It's a well known fact that Biden's main choice for V.P. 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. 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. was National Economic Adviser and Director of the National Economic Council for both President Obama (2011-2014) and President Clinton (1997-2001). If it weren't, typewriter salespeople would still be employed. That in itself They reiterate their hatred for Trump and talk about the problems which exist, they never give their solutions to the problems. Satisfaction of this first pillar no doubt means at least achieving affordable health security for all, a more secure retirement, and a dignified wage. All economic life should be shaped by moral principles. I don't think people are missing seeing it either... just very displeased and disappointed about it. Social workers seek to strengthen relationships among people at all levels to promote the well being of all. and robots is less certain—we should be stepping back to reflect on what is precisely the ultimate economic goal we aspire to. That is the worst! 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. Yet the extent of such provisions must be seen as evolving. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Hallelujah! There is no shortage of usages of the word “dignity”—from showing grace under difficult circumstances (“He handled the rebuke with great dignity.”), to the basic respect all people are due by virtue of their common humanity recognized in the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights, to the respect for autonomy of the individual that Supreme Court justices from William Brennan, Jr. to Anthony Kennedy have found embedded in the core of the Constitution. 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. Such a tough electoral choice, even more so than in 2016, speaking for myself personally. I didn't even bother to go to the end. Abandoned, maybe, is a better description of what happened to our nation. If you dont understand that, I recommend asking yourself why you feel so targeted since you are so clearly smart. economics, politics,government– directly affects human dignity and the common good.Social workers promote the general welfare and development of individuals, families and communities. People forget that the true problem of communism is centralized power and control. 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. This is without a doubt a complete waste of time, and is basically progressive propaganda. and here we are ... All the negative reviews filled with rage over here tell me that this is a must watch interview. Former Vice President Joe Biden has, for decades, talked eloquently about the idea that a job is never about just a paycheck, but “your dignity,” while Senator Sherrod Brown frames many of his policies as promoting the “dignity of work”—as do job guarantee advocates like professor Darrick Hamilton. Economic dignity, Sperling maintains, can be seen as resting on three pillars. I understand he had to do that in business to get loans/projects funded, but now, he is the POTUS and not Donald Trump. 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”. -- 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. What keeps me up at night? Those days are gone. I just read that most Indian Americans will vote for Harris/Biden, which is expected and I have nothing against; I'm just saying don't act like one is not racist when simply voting for one's own race instead of voting based upon capabilities for the actual job at hand. Otherwise, we end up with “more more more”; i.e., big (permanent?) Some of … 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. What the Pandemic Revealed About Our Economy, Probability of Major Policy Changes Going Forward, Government Training Programs: "The Trust Gap". 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. 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. 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. You just made it up. Bias reporting is not what I signed up for. It is about making laws fostering justice and Ubuntu. I auto-downvote first level thinkers like this, because I can get enough first-level thinking from partisan media networks. We must not lose sight of what economic policy is all about: allowing people to lead dignified lives. Basically, deficits don't matter. As a foreigner I see the Democrats as radical socialists now. On financial planning, it continues to tell me that if Trump is re-elected we can expect more spending like a drunken sailor, If the Democrats have a sweep then we can expect higher taxes and spending like two drunken sailors. Yes, economic dignity for all is a possibility if we are willing to look in that direction. • It is simply a matter of reasonable human dignity . Labor leaders from Mother Jones to Cesar Chavez, and civil rights icons like Martin Luther King, Jr. and Bayard Rustin, made clear that beyond the higher wages or better benefits that came with unionization or new civil rights laws was the sense of dignity won through those gains. This is far too politically biased and I am not even American or can vote there. His comments on taking the high road on dignity would have more weight had he not been involved in the conflict-of-interest scandal of receiving an unsecured, below market-rate loan from Howard Shapiro while serving in the Obama administration, Do as I say, not as I do. Inflation, slow growth and impossible to pay off debt burden, UBI, MMT are all coming. What Gene Sperling misses is that if you don't like the conditions of your job, you can always leave and join a competitor. Economic Dignity As faithful people, we believe first and foremost in the dignity of work. This video must be one of the very few on the entire site that have double the number of dislikes as likes. This behavior is as old as time. economic dignity remains to be a widely entrenched principle in international law . He wrote "Dignity, looking for respect in back row America", and would have added much more to the conversation than this one. Let's keep the bar high. He needs to share all credit with others, be it his team, the GOP or Democrats. As a young nation when a neighbor's barn burned down you helped to build a new barn. 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. We believe the purpose of work should be to support a healthy and thriving life, family, and community. The elites of our nation failed us. Each American must have true first and second chances to pursue his or her potential. Jeffrey Gundlach, CEO of DoubleLine Capital, has evolved his investment…, Published on: October 12th, 2020 • Duration: 54 minutes. To revive the dignity of work, we should begin by addressing these problems. Not the stuff I expect from Real Vision. Maybe you are right. All human beings, therefore, are ends to be served by the institutions that make up the economy, not means to … Love your new hairstyle, Pedro. The thing about dignity, and the reason it is a transformational concept, is that it knows no social, economic, gender or ethnic barriers. More doublespeak, "Economic Dignity." Given the opportunity of a job, they don't show up. ← HBR Guide to Thinking Strategically: A book review by Bob Morris, 5 Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Design Team →. I did see some images where Harris was in the foreground & in one interview she said the Harris-Biden admin. It’s like deliberately designing a blind spot for yourself. 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. BTC, Gold & Renewable Energy. Learn how your comment data is processed. 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. Corporate monopolies fed by the Federal Reserve = "capitalism" Thanks to RV for having a less conventional interview as it continues to give insight into principles of the Biden administration. 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. Main take away: don't come here expecting compassion and empathy. 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. By the way, as an Asian minority, I find it ironic that if a person votes for a white candidate simply because they are also white, that is perceived as racist, but when a person votes for a black candidate simply because they also are black, that is expected and applauded, but not considered to be racist. 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. Given the opportunity to be trusted, they lie or steal. It is about giving value to humanity than profit and interest. 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. Thankfully I was rescued from such propoganda. This is the question that Market News International correspondent Pedro da Costa explores with Gene Sperling, national economic advisor and author of "Economic Dignity." And, am wasting more of my time responding. “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. Long may they reject reality for our economic and environmental gain. This can vary according to an individual's physical needs, the environment and prevailing cultural standards. For those who believe in capitalism, understand America is no longer capitalistic. Patriarchy Prevents Women’s Economic Autonomy. DLS. This willingness to give second chances to those who were bankrupt astonished Alexis de Tocqueville, writes the historian Edward Balleisen. Beyond that, we celebrate second and third chances regardless of accidents of the economy, chance, and even personal error. Instead we fall back on it does not matter right now and besides, rates are low. I have watched time and time again so many individuals given opportunity, help, and assistance and they constantly don't "do their part". 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. Pillar One: The capacity to care for family and experience its greatest joys. And yet, while there is deep truth to the saying that “The best things in life are free,” the reality is that economic deprivation, discrimination, flaws in market rules, and gaping holes in the safety net deny tens of millions of Americans these familial joys. The question is do we let them go hungry? 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. Another bias guy who reads bias research that confirms his obvious bias imho. 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. A dynamic economy needs this. Successful investors are wired to think more independently than the average person for good reason. While complete economic equality will always be an unrealistic goal, what is both achievable and morally compelling is to protect the most natural equality: that while high income can make life easier, the greatest joys in life—the birth of one’s children, the companionship of a loving partner, the love of family and friends, and the fulfillment that comes from caring for and providing opportunity to these loved ones—must be available to all. For many US citizens not caring about other citizens is the easiest and cheapest way to ignore any human responsibility to care. Given the opportunity to buy food, they buy drugs or gamble. I miss many talented interviewers ; Grant Williams, Brian Price, Jake Merl, or Justine Underhill, to name a few. Sorry if this is news to you. To read the complete article and check out others, please click here. Currency markets are the only ones that are still “free”. 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. 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. 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. Important interview because it's representative of what could happen in the future, but my biggest takeaway is that politics really doesn't attract our best and brightest. Why take care of stupid people? It is the only way to combat horrendous crimes, poverty and lack. Seems I'm not alone. Here is a direct link to the complete article. That is the question that guides this essay. 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. I have never heard these two words used together. Maybe he's right." So if you are getting angry at this interview, you will miss the hard left turn that America will be taking. Clearly race is a massive factor in this. The Church, therefore, calls for Integral Human Development, which concerns the wellbeing of each person in every dimension: economic, political, social, ecological, and spiritual. human rights = "communism" There are many who say that “socialism” is not worse than “crony capitalism”. At least putting this political drivel shows RealVision are open minded so everyone should have a voice.
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