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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 Richards, Ph.D., O.P., is an Assistant Research Professor in the School of Business and Economics at The Catholic University of America, Executive Editor of The Stream and a Senior Fellow at the Discovery Institute where he works with the Center on Wealth, Poverty and Morality. In addition to writing many academic articles, books, and popular essays on a wide variety of subjects, he edited the award winning anthology God & Evolution and co-authored The Privileged Planet.  His most recent book is The Human Advantage. Richards has a Ph.D., with honors, in philosophy and theology from Princeton Theological Seminary, an M.Div., a Th.M., and a B.A. with majors in Political Science and Religion. He lives with his family in the Washington DC Metro area.