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Quarterly Journal of The American Institute for Progressive Democracy: Issue #40

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Quarterly Journal of The American Institute for Progressive Democracy


December 2019 - February 2020 Issue 40

By Lewis Wickes Hine

Photograph Of Women Undergoing Nursing Training, 1935
National Museum of African American History and Culture

A gelatin silver print of three women learning to be nurses at the Manual Training and Industrial School for Colored Youth in Bordentown, New Jersey.

From the Editor
Notes on Contributors
Providing Health Insurance Coverage to All: The 4 Essential Questions and Answers
Donald Trump in Context

From the Editor

In this issue, the 40th of this journal, the focus is on the progressive debate about how to pay for American’s health care. We are publishing two substantial pieces about the issues in that debate. Anyone who reads them will then be deeply informed about the variety of issues as well as crucial facts about the topic.

There is also a chapter from Ivan Light’s forthcoming book, this one concerning the economy in which Donald Trump astonishingly rose to the Presidency of the United States.

Notes on Contributors

Bob Gerecke, a retired financial administrator, is a frequent contributor to Progressive Democracy making highly original suggestions about how things might be done differently in our economy and lives.

Ivan Light is Professor Emeritus of Sociology at UCLA. He has written about immigration issues for years, earning expert status in the field of sociology. The article published here will be a chapter in a forthcoming book.

Merrill Ring, after a long career as a professor of philosophy, now spends much of his retired years engaged in political work, chiefly with political ideas.

Andy Winnick is now Emeritus Professor of Economics and Statistics, California State University Los Angeles. He has been a staff economist at the Council of Economic Advisors. He is the President of the American Institute for Progressive Democracy.


Merrill Ring (With Contributions from Andy Winnick)

Don’t focus on individual candidates – look to the issues

Donald Trump in Context

Ivan Light

The economic background to Trump’s rise to the Presidency


(1) Proverbs and Food-Stamps, Issue #21 April 2014
By Merrill Ring
(2) Pensions: Stop Shafting Employee), Issue #22, August 2014
By Bob Gerecke and Andy Winnick

Submission Guidelines

Having developed far enough to expand our ‘stable’ of writers to those not on the TAIPD board or connected thereto and so to ask others to submit appropriate material for publication here, it is important to develop and explain guidelines.

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