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