Electronic/World Wide Web>Internet Article:  Kilgore, Ed (February 28, 2011), Dixie Madison, Republicans want Wisconsin to become just like the South., The New Republic, Retrieved on 2011-03-04
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    04 MAR 2011

     Two Economic Models for States

    Walker also has an economic vision for his state—one which is common currency in the Republican Party today, but hitherto alien in a historically progressive, unionist Midwestern state like Wisconsin. It is based on a theory of economic growth that is not only anti-statist but aggressively pro-corporate: relentlessly focused on breaking the backs of unions; slashing worker compensation and benefits; and subsidizing businesses in order to attract capital from elsewhere and avoid its flight t...
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    Interesting comparison between states that try to build up their economies with public programs that produce a strong and valuable workforce versus states that try to build up economies by reducing the value of the workforce, making it cheaper and more appealing to corporations.