Democrats Would Do Well to Focus on Economic Growth, Not Redistribution

Robert D. Atkinson November 22, 2016
November 22, 2016

If Democrats want to win more Trump voters in the future, they will need to jettison “middle-out” economics and replace it with “growth economics," writes Rob Atkinson in the Christian Science Monitor. This has to start with embracing a new narrative that the most important goal in economic policy is not redistribution but growth. It then needs to include growth-spurring policies like stronger tax incentives for companies to invest in new machinery, software, and research and development; increased funding for R&D; and building new infrastructure that is integrated with digital technologies, as opposed to just repairing existing roads and bridges.