Growth vs. Redistribution: The New Fault Line in U.S. Politics of Economic Policy

Robert D. Atkinson December 12, 2020
December 12, 2020

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The relevant dividing line in U.S. economic policy is no longer between markets and government; it is between growth and redistribution. Writing in American Compass, Rob D. Atkinson argues that the real choice in a growth agenda is between a purely free market and a developmental state—a state that helps enterprises, industries and the economy thrive with policies such as investing in research, infrastructure, skills and other key building blocks.