“Those who remain concerned about the issue of money in politics may be focused on the wrong tool. What disturbs the proper representation is not money as much as restrictive ballot access laws. Super pacs control the money but still lack the access and thus must use the parties as their vehicles.”Read More
from the Remnant Podcast Episode 14
Jonah Goldberg and Arthur Brooks
The ideal quadrant for Brooks is to be heard headed and soft hearted. Seek policies to help the unfortunate, but be realistic that work is important, long term dependency is soul stifling, and perverse incentives make the problem worse. Articulate limits, stop demagoguery, and be realistic about human nature.
As Paul Ryan said, “Don’t let the safety net become a hammock.”Read More
Arthur Brooks writes Republicans and Their Faulty Moral Arithmetic in the Wall Street Journal, 3/3/13 Excerpt: Meanwhile, the record of free enterprise in improving the lives of the poor both here and abroad is spectacular. According to Columbia University economist Xavier Sala-i-Martin,…Read More