Why don’t we pass more social programs today? Maybe because the priorities of Americans aren’t the same as in the 1960s.
US Jul 2 '61: For which of these sacrifices called for by P. Kennedy would you be willing to increase your own taxes? pic.twitter.com/SPRnuIBLiC
— Historical Opinion (@HistOpinion) June 10, 2014
2/3 of Americans supporting retraining for the unemployed. Far and away the most popular political program. It’s no wonder that the Great Society would be soon to come. When Americans’ biggest desire is to fight economic inequality again, we will again see politicians prioritize it. Not before.