July 15, 2015
Bad news for Republican presidential candidates searching for a fresh message beyond moldy Reagan nostalgia and tired anti-Obamaism: Hillary Clinton just stole a potentially powerful theme right from under them.
In her economic policy speech Monday at the New School in Manhattan, Clinton said Corporate America deserves some of the blame for the weak and uneven economic recovery. Big business, she said, suffers from "short-termism" and too often practices "quarterly capitalism" where "everything is focused on the next earnings report or the short-term share price, and the result is too little attention on the sources of long-term growth: research and development, physical capital and talent."
Now, it's surely tempting for Republicans to view Clinton's critique as just another Democratic attack on "job creators," or as campaign strategery from a centrist Democratic candidate looking to ward off a more liberal rival. But there's more to it than that, and the GOP should pay attention.
Read the full article at The Week: Hillary Clinton has a smart idea to fix the economy. Republicans should steal it.