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Dismissing Disagreement (6) Barbara Franklin

| Mar 11, 2022

“Obviously, America’s public and private school systems have failed to provide economic education in the classroom, and to explain to individuals what market capitalism is all about. When you combine the poll results with the very unhealthy trend in the United States now towards nativism, isolationism, and neo-protectionism, as espoused by a small but influential clique of Republican and Democratic elements in Congress, the climate clearly bodes ill for free trade. I think we’re facing a new crisis of confidence in the United States as to whether we’re going to be a player in the world scene, and whether we believe in sharing the fruits of democratic capitalism with those who have played, fair and square, by the rules.”

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Wells King is the research director at American Compass.


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