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Progressivism’s Role in the Economy, Health Care, Education, and the Climate
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Progressivism’s Role in the Economy, Health Care, Education, and the Climate

What’s the difference between liberalism and progressivism? According to John Podesta, it is the “fire of social justice” that is often born from faith or a belief in a communitarian approach to the common good—as opposed to an individualistic approach. It is, in short, the idea that the current generation can expect to do a little better than the last.

What’s the difference between liberalism and progressivism? According to John Podesta, it is the “fire of social justice” that is often born from faith or a belief in a communitarian approach to the common good—as opposed to an individualistic approach. It is, in short, the idea that the current generation can expect to do a little better than the last.

View the video of John Podesta’s talk here.

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John Podesta

Founder and Chair of the Board of Directors

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