From “The Once and Future Conventional Wisdom,” National Review December 17, 2012, by Arthur C. Brooks. The new left conventional wisdom regarding free enterprise and how to replace it by an appeal to morality.
The three pillars of today’s conventional wisdom:
Three truths to be established in place of the conventional wisdom:
To make these truths into the new conventional wisdom will in turn require that we accomplish four things:
1. We need innovative policy ideas that embody this wisdom and help the bottom half of our economy.
2. Our persuasive effort must be based in morality, not materialism.
3. We must state and restate the new conventional wisdom about America.
4. We have to commit to this effort for the long haul, across many political cycles. Cultural change and changing convention takes decades, not months.