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Salvatore Babones | Sixteen for '16

By Salvatore Babones, Truthout | Op-Ed
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Change is random; progress moves in one direction. Every generation in American politics debates a set of core principles that once agreed are agreed for all time. Free speech was guaranteed in the 18th century. Slavery was outlawed in the 19th century. Women got the vote in the 20th century. None of these core principles will ever be revisited. They are taken for granted by all politicians, left and right.
 
In this series sociologist Salvatore Babones lays out 16 core principles for the 21st century. These 16 principles should be on every progressive's agenda for 2016 because they are principles that no person of the future will question. This series lays aside controversial topics to focus on must-have policies for America's future.
 
Many of the positions taken in this series may appear controversial or even utopian today, but when our grandchildren look back from the 22nd century they will seem as obvious as free speech, the end of slavery and votes for women. Together they form the core of a winning progressive program for 2016 and beyond. They are Sixteen for '16 - a progressive agenda for tomorrow's politics.
 
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Salvatore Babones

Salvatore Babones (@sbabones) is an associate professor of sociology and social policy at the University of Sydney in Australia and an associate fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies (IPS) in Washington, DC.


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