David Morris

David Morris is Vice President and director of the New Rules Project at the Institute for Local Self-Reliance, which is based in Minneapolis and Washington, D.C. focusing on local economic and social development.

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Monday, April 16, 2012 - 1:12pm
Are GOP Governors Representing Their Citizens in the Health Care Debate?
Recently, 26 states argued before the Supreme Court that the health law’s dramatic extension of Medicaid coverage constitutes unconstitutional federal coercion.
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Tuesday, April 3, 2012 - 1:10pm
Democracy Under Attack
For its first 200 years the American Republic slowly, sometimes infuriatingly slowly and at horrific human cost (e.g. the Civil War) expanded the franchise.
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Thursday, March 15, 2012 - 11:19am
Pro-Life or Just Pro-Sperm?
Recent events make clear the need for a new language to describe the raging debate about sex and birth. Consider the problematic word that dominates our conversation: pro-life.
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Friday, February 10, 2012 - 9:06am
Where is Kropotkin When We Really Need Him?
On February 8, 1921 twenty thousand people, braving temperatures so low that musical instruments froze, marched in a funeral procession in the town of Dimitrov, a suburb of Moscow. They came to pay their respects to a man, Petr Kropotkin, and his philosophy, anarchism.
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Saturday, February 4, 2012 - 10:17am
Is the Super Bowl Socialist?
Is the Super Bowl a socialist enterprise? Yes the language is provocative but not, I believe, inappropriate. After all Indiana, the site of the next Super Bowl, is currently governed by those who insist government should play a minimal role and the word they, and their Republican counterparts around the country use to describe those who disagree is socialist.
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Tuesday, January 24, 2012 - 7:55am
Occupy Post Offices
The destruction of the Post Office has moved into a higher gear. Last year 3600 communities were put on notice that they will likely lose their local post office.
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Monday, January 23, 2012 - 10:03am
Challenging the Republican's Five Myths on Inequality
Recent comments by Mitt Romney, the probable Republican nominee for President all but guarantee the inequality issue will remain front and center this election year.
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Friday, December 23, 2011 - 8:08am
Occupy Giving: Why Do the 1% Give Less Than the Rest of Us?
This is the giving season and we Americans are prodigious givers. Nearly two thirds of us donate to charities each year. This year we will send more than $225 billion to charities. More than a quarter of this giving will occur in December.
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Wednesday, December 14, 2011 - 8:11am
Occupy Economics Departments
On November 2nd nearly 70 students walked out of an introductory economics class at Harvard in solidarity with the Occupy movement. The mainstream media largely ignored the protest. That’s regrettable since the economics profession has provided the intellectual framework and justification for the inequality and centralization of corporate power the Occupiers are challenging.
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Tuesday, October 25, 2011 - 9:11am
The Tea Party vs. Occupy Wall Street
Host David Gregory complained about Occupy Wall Street protestors “demonizing banks” and wondered, “Is this not a reverse tea party tactic?”
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