Mitt: Make the Moral Case for Capitalism

Arthur Brooks nails it in this video.  Data-driven arguments on behalf of free-market capitalism will not prevail over moral arguments that appeal to “fairness” and the plight of those the market leaves behind.  In the marketplace of ideas, for the vast majority of people, “It’s immoral” will defeat “It works” every time. This is a [Read More…]

Five Observations from Romney’s Convention Speech

A hearty congratulations to everyone involved in the Romney campaign for the smashing success of the convention finale, and an equally hearty congratulations to all of those outside the campaign — like my friends at Evangelicals for Mitt — who believed that this was the man for our time.  They persevered through much, soldiered on, [Read More…]

Barack Obama, the Empty Stool

Clint Eastwood’s metaphor was correct: the Barack Obama that was promised in 2008 never made an appearance. And now it’s time to give the seat to someone else. [Read more…]

Romney at the RNC: From the Audacity of Hype to the Tenacity of Hope

Everyone is asking what Governor Romney should say when he addresses the Republican National Convention tonight in Tampa.  It’s going to be an important moment in which Romney can cut past the clutter and the cacophony of the election season and speak directly to the American electorate.  It’s especially important for the challenger, who has [Read More…]

Which Candidates Are More Generous – and Why it Matters

Editor’s Note: The following is a guest post from my friend Josh Good of the Values and Capitalism initiative at AEI.  * Last night in Tampa, Ann Romney made a provocative statement about her husband’s success at Bain Capital, and about her family’s quiet pattern of giving: [Mitt’s decision to] work harder and press on … [has] [Read More…]


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