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Healthy Economic Growth Is Our Missing Ingredient

February 8, 2016

By Steve Chapman

This year's Republican presidential race has generated an unusual number of unusually bad ideas — Donald Trump on Muslims, Ted Cruz on carpet bombing, Marco Rubio on male footwear. It has also has produced one of the best: Jeb Bush's 4 percent plan.

No, that wasn't his desired share of the vote in the Iowa caucuses, where he got less than 3 percent.

When Bush said last June, "There is not a reason in the world why we cannot grow at a rate of 4 percent a year," a chorus of critics said, actually, there are several reasons we cannot. They have a point in terms of how much additional growth we could attain. But Bush has a better point about the value of raising it.

Read the full article at Reason.com: Healthy Economic Growth Is Our Missing Ingredient

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