The Corner

Failing Upward

It’s difficult to know where to start with Kuttner’s op-ed today. But one good place might be that he begins by asserting “the 12 years of Reagan and Bush I, the hallmark was the failure of conservative economics.” Reagan’s name never appears again, nor does any discussion of the 1980s boom and the foundation it laid for the 1990s boom. Which makes sense, because Kuttner seems keen on discrediting the 1990s boom   as a failure of conservatism too. With failures like these, who needs successes?   

Jonah Goldberg — Jonah Goldberg holds the Asness Chair in Applied Liberty at the American Enterprise Institute and is a senior editor of National Review. His new book, The Suicide of The West, is on sale now. @jonahnro

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