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Hillary Clinton’s Three-Legged Growth Stool

July 13, 2015

By Caroline Baum

Hillary Clinton selected a progressive venue on Monday to deliver a progressive economic message to appeal to a progressive audience.

"The defining economic challenge of our time is clear," Clinton said. "We must raise incomes for hard-working Americans, so they can afford a middle-class life."

Monday's address at The New School for Social Research in New York City was billed as Clinton's first economic policy speech of her campaign. Political, not policy, would be a better way to describe the speech.

Yes, the former Secretary of State talked about tax reform and simplification, closing tax loopholes, empowering entrepreneurs, and reducing the red tape that is inhibiting new business formation. But these are buzzwords, not policies, and easier said than done. Otherwise, the U.S. would have something to show for the almost-universal support for these initiatives instead of a blank slate...

Read the full article at the Manhattan Institute: Hillary Clinton's Three-Legged Growth Stool


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