09/08/2012 09:43 am ET

The Democratic Platform's 10 Best Economic Ideas

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While most discussion of the Democratic Party's 2012 platform has centered on God, Jerusalem and abortion, the document does offer useful insight into what the party wants to do in terms of economic policy. At 70 pages, it is somewhat longer than its Republican counterpart, yet it has fewer specific proposals. Nevertheless, as a follow-up to Matt Yglesias' inspection of the Republican platform at Slate, here are my picks for the Democrats' 10 best economic ideas:

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The Democratic Platform's 10 Best Economic Ideas

Though there is much to dislike in the Democratic platform, such as its continued support for farm subsidies and its call for a special tax break for manufacturing, there are at least 10 proposals to warm the heart of any policy wonk.

(Evan Soltas is a contributor to the Ticker. Follow him on Twitter.)