SUMMARY: In the video lecture series below, political philosopher Rick Raddatz explores the idea of combining libertarian-style limits with progressive goals. The key is a "priority grading system" that forces Congress to pursue progressive goals in a way where results matter. |
Rick calls this proposal 'Cap-and-Grade' because we're capping spending and grading priorities. With Cap-and-Grade, the political-right gets the limited governemnt they want. The political-left gets the progressive government they want. The moderate middle gets a fiscally conservative government that is socially progressive.