Magazine November 29, 2010, Issue

Thus Does It Grow

House Republican Leader John Boehner (R., Ohio) speaks during a news conference of newly-elected House GOP leaders in Washington, D.C., November 18, 2010. (Yuri Gripas/Reuters)
Ten tips for economic dynamism

The American people did not give power to congressional Republicans; they took it away from congressional Democrats. Republicans now have an opportunity to prove that they deserve majority status — that they can operate not just as an opposition party, but as responsible leaders who are willing to make hard choices and solve problems.

The goals of an ideal economic-growth agenda are simple and well known: a large and thriving private sector and a small government; reduced government spending, which means lower taxes (or at least not higher ones) and smaller deficits; open trade and investment; taxes and regulations that don’t

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