How conservatives are turning against one of their core economic principles: efficiency

One of the right's premier intellectuals switches sides in the great economic debate over jobs and consumption

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What if conservatives' longstanding obsession with maximizing GDP growth and efficiency has actually been a catastrophic blunder? Many leftists and progressives might respond, "Well, duh."

The news is that one of conservatism's big thinkers may agree.

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