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Heather Cox Richardson's Letters from an American, February 5, 2022

"In the end, that’s what the economists Leonhardt interviewed last year think is behind Democrats’ ability to manage the economy better than Republicans. Republicans tend to cling to abstract theories about how the economy works—theories about high tariffs or tax cuts, for example, which tend to concentrate wealth upward—while Democrats are more pragmatic, willing to pay attention to facts on the ground and to historical lessons about what works and what doesn’t."

It seems Republicans are obsessed with hypothetical situations while Democrats focus on reality, on facts. Democrats are in tune with the needs of the American people in a way Republicans refuse to be.

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