Published August 10, 2022
Many conservatives recognize that attracting a new, diverse, working-class voter base also entails a new, non-libertarian approach to economics. Unfortunately, it seems many Republicans are struggling with making that leap.
That was my takeaway from the recent American Economic Forum in Washington, D.C., hosted by the Intercollegiate Studies Institute. There was a lot to like presented at the event — but it also showed that many in the conservative movement are unsure how to move forward.
Henry Olsen, a senior fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center, studies and provides commentary on American politics. His work focuses on how America’s political order is being upended by populist challenges, from the left and the right. He also studies populism’s impact in other democracies in the developed world.