Sunday, March 20, 2016

Why I Am A Conservative

Arthur Brooks, president of the American Enterprise Institute explains (far better than I ever could).

Notice that Brooks speaks diplomatically, but his not-so-subtle message is -- You guys on the left keep talking about poverty. We on the right will handle the details.

The key passage in his talk --

There are five reasons that two billion of our brothers and sisters have been pulled out of poverty since I was a kid. Number one: globalization. Number two: free trade. Number three: property rights. Number four: rule of law. Number five: entrepreneurship. It was the free enterprise system spreading around the world after 1970 that did that.

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