What Obama Forgot: Growth Fuels Progress

The commentariat has already reached a consensus: In his second inaugural, President Obama gave a stirring, modern statement of equality as a core national value and progressive government as a core instrument to that end.

As a lifelong Democrat, I deeply admired the speech as an eloquent statement of American aspiration with deep roots in U.S. history.

But as a lifelong Democrat, I was also struck by an omission. A progressive agenda must be built on strong, durable economic growth.

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