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

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.