Book Discussion on What's the Matter with Kansas?
Mr. Frank talked about his book What’s the Matter with Kansas?: How Conservatives Won the Heart of America, published by… read more
Mr. Frank talked about his book What’s the Matter with Kansas?: How Conservatives Won the Heart of America, published by Metropolitan.
In his remarks he addressed thee widespread support, by both major political parties in the U.S., for free-market economic theories and reads a critical piece he wrote on the topic for the Baffler magazine. Mr. Frank argued that because Republicans run on social issues in order to influence working-class voters who generally oppose the party’s economic views, the Democratic Party needed to focus on progressive economic policies and find a way to relate the importance of those policies to voters. After his presentation he responded to questions from members of the audience. close
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