Beyond Growth

Abby McCloskey, National Affairs, Winter 2019

“The efforts of the Trump administration and congressional Republicans to boost economic growth by reducing taxes and easing regulatory burdens have met with meaningful success over the past two years. But they have also shown that growth alone — however beneficial, however necessary — is unlikely to address some of the biggest challenges that the American economy faces in the 21st century. As Republicans tout the growing economy and low unemployment rate, their rhetoric has become disconnected from the experiences of too many Americans. In the coming years, conservatives would do well to reach beyond a growth-only agenda and work to build an economy that is dynamic, inclusive, and sustainable.”