The old arguments of the Reagan era folk are no longer an argument for a solution, but an argument for an approach that has already failed. Because of this, a new progressive movement is starting to emerge. What it will really look like is anyone's guess, but my guess is that even liberals like me will have shift in a libertarian way in order to accommodate this new thinking. http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/13/opinion/sunday/the-new-progressive-movement.html?_r=1 .... We are at the end of the 30-year Reagan era, a period that has culminated in soaring income for the top 1 percent and crushing unemployment or income stagnation for much of the rest.... Thirty years ago, a newly elected Ronald Reagan made a fateful judgment: â€śGovernment is not the solution to our problem. Government is the problem.â€ť... Reaganâ€™s was a fateful misdiagnosis. He completely overlooked the real issue â€” the rise of global competition in the information age â€” and fought a bogeyman, the government. Decades on, America pays the price of that misdiagnosis, with a nation singularly unprepared to face the global economic, energy and environmental challenges of our time. I'll summarize the rest rather than go over the sentence limit for patsfans.com: The editorial goes onto to say that a third progressive era will need to deal with deeply entrenched vested interests in order to revive public services, such as education and public investment; address the corruption on Wall Street; and reestablish the supremacy of voters over dollars. He sees the OWS, with its activities in more than 1,000 cities, as being the beginning of the path to renewal.