The Wisconsin Assembly early Friday passed a bill that would strip most public workers of their collective bargaining rights – the first significant action on the new Republican governor’s plan.
There is no compromise to be made and thus centrist pragmatism is for fools.
Note: Wisconsin was once home to the once powerful school of progressive economic pragmatism in the US called the American Institutionalist School. In many respects Wisconsin was at the centre of the development of new social democratic thought in the US. So to understand how potent of a symbol this is imagine Saskatchewan became the first province to end public health care insurance.