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Richard Parker
Lecturer in Public Policy
phone: 617-216-2752
fax: (617)495-8696
Academic Journal/Scholarly Articles
Parker, Richard. "The Natural Rights We Must Protect." Challenge 60.3 (May 2017): 279-286.
The author argues that the battle for the natural rights of citizens,including equality and freedom, must be reinvigorated. He reminds us how economic growth coupled with progressive taxes and a growing social safety net protected those rights in the three decades after World War II. Beginning in the 1970s a long period of erosion began, leading to the alarming rise of right-wing populism today. What can be done?




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