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The Guardian on the Hollowing-Out of Wisconsin

It's somehow depressing that the mainstream press in the US can't seem to find a lot of time to cover anything about what's going on in Wisconsin besides the protests, but t. Walker's budget will hollow out the educational system in Wisconsin, along with much of the rest of the state. This article explains why:

The current events in Wisconsin can be framed in four different story lines, each presenting a pair of conflicting interests: budget gaps and cuts (private v public sector); state government and business against labour unions (business v labour); can we the people afford the educational and health services we have (the haves v the have-nots); and corporations against entrepreneurs (big business v small business).

The media focuses on and loves the first two stories. They fit in well with the "big picture" national politics and discussion. They are simple to tell. They capture headlines and agitate people.

Published

March 4, 2011 - 7:01pm

Author

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