Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) has spoken eloquently in recent years about the need to reorient the United States’ market economy to better support workers and families. His speech on Wednesday crystallizes that belief and persuasively shows how our lust for cheap goods is endangering our national security.

Rubio delivered his remarks at the inaugural Henry Clay Lecture at Hillsdale College’s D.C. campus for the conservative reform group American Compass. The group, headed by Oren Cass, has emerged in recent years as a leading entity — along with the think tank I am affiliated with, the Ethics and Public Policy Center — calling on conservatives to rethink their devotion to free market fundamentalism.

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Henry Olsen
Henry Olsen is a senior fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center, an opinion columnist for the Washington Post, and author of The Working Class Republican: Ronald Reagan and the Return of Blue-Collar Conservatism (2017).
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