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David Brooks: Who has a compelling plan to boost economic growth?

Policy and Government

In The New York Times, David Brooks argues that the world’s woes derive “declining economic growth. As Nicholas Eberstadt points out in his powerful essay ‘Our Miserable 21st Century,’ in the current issue of Commentary, between 1948 and 2000 the U.S. economy grew at a per-capita rate of about 2.3 percent a year. But then around 2000, something shifted. In this century, per-capita growth has been less than 1 percent a year on average, and even since 2009 it’s been only 1.1 percent a year.”

“But where is the social movement that is thinking about the fundamentals of this century’s bad start and envisions an alternate path? Who has a compelling plan to boost economic growth?

Take a walk on the Wild (Supply) Side, David.

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