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Wealth & Poverty Review GOP Go Positive


In the Washington Examiner, my new Discovery Institute colleague Scott Powell, along with David Lowry, urged the Republican front runner (whoever that might be) to “go positive and go on the offensive.” To judge from the ads in Alabama and Mississippi, the GOP competitors aren’t yet doing that. Here’s hoping that the Republican primary will soon become less of a circular firing squad, and more of a unified evangelistic crusade for fiscal sanity.
As Powell and Lowry say:

The U.S. economy is at a tipping point, and absent fundamental reform, we face a permanent downward spiral, which leads to a collapse of the very social welfare programs that Obama and the Democrats claim to champion.

Jay W. Richards

Senior Fellow, Assistant Research Professor, Executive Editor
Jay W. Richards, Ph.D., O.P., is a Research Assistant Professor in the Busch School of Business at The Catholic University of America, a Senior Fellow at the Discovery Institute, and the Executive Editor of The Stream. Richards is author or editor of more than a dozen books, including the New York Times bestsellers Infiltrated (2013) and Indivisible (2012); The Human Advantage; Money, Greed, and God, winner of a 2010 Templeton Enterprise Award; The Hobbit Party with Jonathan Witt; and Eat, Fast, Feast. His most recent book, with Douglas Axe and William Briggs, is The Price of Panic: How the Tyranny of Experts Turned a Pandemic Into a Catastrophe.