FAH-Q Governor Scott Walker

FAH-Q = For All to Hear & Question. ; )

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source: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/22/opinion/22cronon.html?hp

Wisconsin’s Radical Break

By WILLIAM CRONON
Published: March 21, 2011

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“The policies that the current governor, Scott Walker, has sought to overturn, in other words, are legacies of his own party….

Wisconsin was at the forefront of the progressive reform movement in the early 20th century, when the policies of Gov. Robert M. La Follette prompted a fellow Republican, Theodore Roosevelt, to call the state a ‘laboratory of democracy.’ The state pioneered many social reforms: It was the first to introduce workers’ compensation, in 1911; unemployment insurance, in 1932; and public employee bargaining, in 1959.”

William Cronon is a professor of history, geography and environmental studies at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.

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