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  • Home>UPDATE: This Republican says it's time to think about the unthinkable

    UPDATE: This Republican says it's time to think about the unthinkable

    UPDATE: This Republican says it's time to think about the unthinkable

    11/02/2017

    By John Mauldin

    Make it universal basic employment, not universal basic income

    I'm going to show you three graphs that sum up a study discerning political polarization that has been conducted since 1994 (http://www.mauldineconomics.com/go/v37swx/mkw).

    These three charts look at the years 1994, 2004, and 2017.

    Even as late as 2004, notice the broad crossover between the median Democrat and median Republican.

    And then notice how wide the divide is today (http://www.mauldineconomics.com/go/v37sx3/mkw).

    Not only are the median positions of both parties further apart, but both parties have also shifted farther to their respective extremes in the last 13 years. The middle ground is much smaller.

    The fragmentation of society