Reading Talking About Politics today, trying to sift through the messaging madness swirling all around us. Here's my take.
- On the right: Let the free-market do its thing, and the economy will eventually take care of itself. If "eventually" means a decade of staggering unemployment, so be it. Suffering is part of the human condition. Poor people are poor for a reason: so rich can get richer.
- On the left: Use public policy to stimulate economic growth to give the middle class in America a break. One reason we're in this mess is because Republicans rolled back taxes on the super-wealthy.