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The Death of Liberalism

April 23, 2012 1 minute Read by Matthew Denhart

R. Emmett Tyrrell Jr., founder and editor-in-chief of The American Spectator, is the author of a new book titled "The Death of Liberalism." In the book, Tyrrell makes the case that the practice of cronyism is a plague on growth. While politicians often grant preferable treatment to individual firms and industries in the name of "economic growth," these practices are antithetical to a free market economy. True capitalism does not favor any specific business, but rather allows the market to determine what will be produced and in what quantities. Our political leaders would be wise to remember this lesson. You can place an advance order for Mr. Tyrrell's book here.


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Matthew Denhart
Matthew Denhart

Matthew Denhart is an expert on immigration policy and is the author of the Bush Institute’s America's Advantage: A Handbook of Vital Immigration and Economic Growth Statistics, now in its third edition. He currently serves as executive director of the Calvin Coolidge Presidential Foundation and is a founder of the Coolidge Scholars Program which provides full-ride merit scholarships to America's most promising college students. A summa cum laude graduate of Ohio University, Denhart has written and spoken widely on a variety of policy topics including the economics of higher education, labor, and taxes. He has contributed articles to numerous national publications including The Wall Street Journal, Forbes.com, CNN Opinion, and Bloomberg View. 

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