Time The magazine, an already irrelevant publication in a 24/7 world, continues to try to make up for its lost relevance by becoming more decidedly liberal. The “Visions of Equity” challenge May 24 to May 31, 2021 This edition presented “40 ways forward: concrete steps for a fairer America”. You won’t be surprised to learn that the post’s suggestions are mostly left-wing screeds.
Each idea is from a different author, but there are no overtly conservative, free trade ideas of how to build a better America. Here are some of the solutions presented: “Abolish the electoral college”, “Reform taxation to reduce the wealth gap”, “Enact universal health care”, “Implement universal housing vouchers”, “Ensure that everyone has access to Health Care K, ”“ Make a Commitment to Raising Equity-Minded Children. ”
Boy, all the diversity of opinions out there at Time magazine! Maybe it has something to do with the hesitant post – which you probably only see at the dentist or doctor now – reduced circulation in 2017. As the the Wall Street newspaper noted at the time: “The company will gradually reduce the weekly release of its flagship product Time magazine from a third to 2 million copies. This move is in part a recognition that it is not worth the trouble to keep printing so many promotional copies. ”
That much, Time magazine is simply not a news magazine. It hasn’t been a while, but it now regularly publishes “double issues”, which means that the outdated weekly is now an even more outdated fortnightly.
Not shocking, the Time The magazine’s idea for “Tax Reform to Close the Wealth Gap” includes calls for higher taxes. Writer Dorothy A. Brown has lobbied: “Income from stocks should be taxed in the same way as income from wages. Wealthy white Americans who say black lives are important would certainly agree.
The blurb on “The Creation of Universal Kindergarten” touts “the Biden administration’s call for a tax on the rich to expand childcare and kindergarten opportunities to all.
Activist Ady Barkan wrote the section on “Embracing Universal Health Care”. He applauded:
President Biden has proposed a huge investment in care for the elderly and people with disabilities, while Democratic leaders in Congress are pushing to cut drug prices and to strengthen and expand Medicare. If they can pass these laws, they will bring us significantly closer to health care justice in America.
It looks like the bold suggestions that will bring “fairness” to America come down to doing what Joe Biden and the Democrats want. This is the kind of Democratic propaganda hack that put Time magazine in its current state: deeply irrelevant and barely published.
In 2019I produced a study contrasting the sunny, hopeful covers Democrats receive for the magazine versus the insane comic book reception Republicans endure. Here’s a shocking skewed video montage: