The Common Good Hosted an open discussion with Congressman George Miller and Steven Malanga, of the Manhattan Institute, on the Wisconsin Worker’s Revolt and the national ramifications of the protests. The conversation was hosted by Charles Myers and Joseph Fichera.
Former Congressman George Miller served California’s 7th district for more than half of his life, championing liberal causes such as increased funding for public education, support for labor unions and environmental causes throughout his tenure.
A close friend of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), Miller was appointed in 2003 co-chair of the House Steering and Policy Committee, which shapes and articulates Democrats’ policy proposals. He was chairman of the House Education and Labor Committee in the Democratic majority 111th Congress and has served as the chairman of the House Natural Resources Committee.
Steven Malanga is the George M. Yeager Fellow at the Manhattan Institute and City Journal’s senior editor. He writes about the intersection of urban economies, business communities, and public policy. Malanga is the author of The New New Left: How American Politics Works Today (2005); The Immigration Solution: A Better Plan than Today’s (2007), coauthored with Heather Mac Donald and Victor Davis Hanson; and Shakedown: The Continuing Conspiracy Against the American Taxpayer (2010). In 2013, former Florida governor Jeb Bush called Malanga “the best thinker on state and local fiscal matters” in a tweet; in a 2014 Manhattan Institute speech, he said that Malanga’s warnings on states’ coming debt and pension crises had influenced fiscal reforms undertaken in Florida.