To My Compassionate Conservative Friends
Please talk to me.
I know we have our disagreements. But it seems we should agree about Trump.
You likely believe that unregulated markets and small government lead to a more rich society that benefits us all. As a social scientist I’ve grown to accept that civilization requires strong institutions and the protecting our common interests often requires hindering the aspirations of individuals. But we both are motivated by a desire for shared prosperity. Donald Trump talks about smaller government and deregulation, but his motives are clearly selfish. His wealth (what there is of it) does not trickle down. He wants us to believe his business savvy will lead to economic success, but successful business leaders discount him.
We probably agree that efficient government, should take place at the most local scope reasonable. The details likely cause some disagreement and we might fairly
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