Shorter Arthur Brooks
By Arnold Kling
His book is not out yet. Meanwhile, you can listen to the talk. I like the analogy (due to his wife) between believing in free enterprise while distrusting business to believing in marriage while distrusting husbands.
Or you can read the op-ed.
no matter how the issue is posed, not more than 30 percent of Americans say they believe we would fare better without free markets at the core of our system. When it comes to support for free enterprise, we are essentially a 70-30 nation.
Today there is a very real threat that the 30 percent coalition may transform our great nation forever. I hope this threat will clear our thinking enough to bring forth leaders — regardless of political party — with our principles at heart and the ideas to match. If free enterprise triumphs over the quest for political power, America will be the stronger for it.