Dark, Dark Day in Wisconsin: What is the lesson?

The Globe reports:

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.

One thought on “Dark, Dark Day in Wisconsin: What is the lesson?

  1. Yeah, well, the Sask Party is working hard at dismantling public health care as we speak. They are already privatizing surgeries. So, dont be that surprised. We live in a right wing world. I, myself, think its game over for us. We will just be another Mexico in 15 to 20 years. There will be nothing left of the middle class.

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