A nation's economic engine runs fastest and takes a country the farthest when the creativity and work ethic of a population are harnessed at full capacity. Full employment and basic economic security are the keys to unlocking that potential. An unhealthy, unemployed, under-educated population can never take a nation as far as it could go with a healthy, fully employed, well-educated workforce.
When we invest in our middle and working classes, when we lift people out of poverty, when we ensure everyone gets a slice of the pie...we make the pie bigger for everyone and we grow our economy faster and bigger than ever. When we ensure basic equalities to our entire population, we provide equal opportunities for all our people to succeed and join our united endeavors as a nation.
In a representative democracy, government is the means by which we as a large society carry out these noble goals. That's not class warfare or statism, that's just economics and common sense.
I'm Bill Humphrey, and whether I'm hosting a political talk radio show, working with a candidate for elected office, or conducting academic research in my field of political communication (see book), I want to help restore and fulfill the promise that is America. My new website is part of that effort, and I will be expanding it further to promote and discuss these ideas through my radio show, my research, and my blog. I hope you'll join these discussions as we contribute to strengthening our society and democracy.