Posts Tagged 'E.J. Dionne'

Dionne: ‘Liberty depends on strong communities, energetic government and a concern for the common good’

Dionne: ‘Liberty depends on strong communities, energetic government and a concern for the common good’

Is immunizing children against disease an investment in human capital? E.J. Dionne believes that it is. But he also believes that immunizing children is a moral issue, not something that should be understood in market language.

“I think distorting language in this way concedes what should not be conceded — that the market represents the one and only proper measure of public action,” he said.

Dionne calls on American history for talk on markets, morals

Dionne calls on American history for talk on markets, morals

The Declaration of Independence was more than just a break-up letter with England. It was an assertion of independence, a commitment to freedom and a symbol of the good of democracy defeating the evil of tyranny.

E.J. Dionne Jr. doesn’t question that. But he would rather the focus shift from the idea of individual independence to what he believes the declaration really was: A pledge of community members to one another.