- U.S. Public Policy
- Progressive Politics
- UK Politics
- The Obama administration record on financial regulation, foreclosure assistance and job creation
- The U.S. and UK financial crisis
- The case for a green economy
- The case for managed trade
- The danger of U.S. economic and global decline
- United Kingdom: Politics in a Global Age
- The Comparative Politics of Welfare States
- State, Economy and International Competitiveness
- Comparative Government and Politics
- Debating Capitalism
- BA, University of York, United Kingdom
- D Phil, University of Oxford
Whether he’s going head to head against a conservative talk radio host or providing instant analysis of breaking news, David Coates is not afraid to voice his opinion. Well-versed on key policy issues, Coates has been interviewed by the PBS News Hour, Investors Daily and Newsweek, to name a few.
He is also author of two new books, Answering Back: Liberal Responses to Conservative Arguments, which provides conservative views and a point-by-point progressive response to eight key policy issues now in contention between the parties, and Making the Progressive Case: Towards a Stronger U.S. Economy, which lays out and refutes conservative arguments on market deregulation, green issues, foreign trade and the current strength of the economy.
Topics that Coates can address range from health care reform to immigration control to the government’s response to the recent financial meltdown and the debt crisis. Given the rapidly changing political landscape, Coates also regularly updates topics in what has become a set of living books at www.davidcoates.net.
David Coates Says:
On 2012: A Watershed Election?
“The debt ceiling crisis has clarified the fundamental choice of public policy before us. It is one between those who believe federal spending is a barrier to private sector growth, and those who see federal spending as key to short-term recovery and long-term competitiveness. Let us hope the choice is offered cleanly in 2012, and that America chooses wisely!”
On the Debt Crisis…
“This is a wholly manufactured crisis which could do untold damage to the fragile economic recovery unless resolved by a balanced approach that avoids rapid cuts in federal spending. Cutting spending now can only add large numbers of federal and state employees to the already excessive ranks of the unemployed.”
New Directions in British Politics
Britain is contending with many of the same issues that are facing the United States – from the economic slowdown and unemployment to immigration and crime. “The links between our political parties and theirs are close and ongoing. Where the UK moves today, we might move tomorrow.”