Was Reagan ‘Middle Of The Road?’

In the video below, neocon foreign policy in regards to Russia is explored with retired Reagan Assistant Secretary of the Treasury, Paul Craig Roberts.

According to Wikipedia, Paul Craig Roberts (born April 3, 1939) is an American economist and a columnist for Creators Syndicate. He served as an Assistant Secretary of the Treasury in the Reagan Administration and was noted as a co-founder of Reaganomics. He is a former editor and columnist for the Wall Street Journal, Business Week, and Scripps Howard News Service. He has testified before congressional committees on 30 occasions on issues of economic policy.

“Roberts has written extensively on the effects of the neo-liberal economic policies pursued since the 1990s and about jobs-offshoring which he has strongly criticized. He has argued that these policies, favoring the financial services ‘industry’ at the expense of other sectors of the economy, has eroded America’s industrial capacity, its workers’ skills and has sharply decreased upward social mobility. He has stated that these policies which condemned American workers to low-paying unskilled jobs, as the only jobs available, caused them to increase their net personal debt to maintain living standards, significantly contributed to the 2008 Global Financial Crisis.”

In the video, the emboldening of the far right by George W. Bush and Dick Cheney and the move towards reckless endangerment of global peace is discussed, as is Russian policy. The Reagan administration figure talks about how the political landscape has changed for the worse in this uncensored political discussion on Buzzsaw, hosted by Sean Stone.

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3 thoughts on “Was Reagan ‘Middle Of The Road?’

    1. I have put up some posts in the past: as CA governor, Reagan loosened abortion restrictions, later as president he banned the sale of new machine guns (can you believe they used to be legal?), supported the brady bill. He signed into law the MLK holiday. I think there is more, too….

      1. This really defines the modern Republican Party. The unhinged outrage caused by the Clinton Presidency — they believe the Presidency is their birthright — that was ratcheted up about one thousand notches by the Obama Presidency has led the party down a path of extremism that has no rational relationship to how a country is supposed to be governed. I’m fine with political differences but becoming the party of no and refusing to offer real alternatives is just plain idiocy.

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