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As we move beyond the mid-term elections, the time is right to step back and evaluate our translation of core convictions into a governing agenda.
In Cass’s provocative argument, our conception of the economy as a “pie” to be grown and divided amongst consumers bears responsibility for decades of stagnant wages, a labor-force exodus, too many unstable families, and crumbling communities.
It has reduced Americans to consumers and abandoned the interests of workers, who provide the foundation for a prosperous society.
Conservativism, he says, demands much greater attention to the labor market’s operation and to fostering the conditions under which all people to become productive contributors.
Read more here: https://www.manhattan-institute.org/theonceandfutureworker
“The Flight 93 Election” galvanized many voters in 2016 by spotlighting the stakes ahead in November and reproaching complacent elements on the right. It also drew disparagement from many who judged it too apocalyptic in its assessment of the options facing the electorate.
Michael Anton addressed the main criticisms of his provocative essay soon afterward in a “Restatement on Flight 93.” A new criticism emerged later on: that he had painted a dire scenario to be averted, but no positive vision.
Here, Anton presents the positive ideal that inspired him—a distillation of his thinking on Americanism, refined over decades. He lays out the foundational principles of the American tradition, examines the biggest threats to its survival, and underscores the necessity of continuing to defend it.
Read more here: https://www.encounterbooks.com/books/flight-93-election/