The Coming Clash of Worldviews

Current conventional wisdom about the November elections says the biggest issue will be "jobs" and who can best revive the economy.  However, emerging out of the rhetorical fog is the shape of something far more fundamental: a stark oncoming clash of worldviews demanding resolution. It's becoming increasingly clear that Barack Obama, unable to run for re-election on a record of positive economic accomplishments during his first term, has decided to reframe the election debate as a final choice between two worldviews.  If he hadn't done so, the same debate would have been forced upon him by those terrified by what they see ahead. In his recent State of the Union speech, Mr. Obama sought to define the conflict as being between two irresolvable opposites of his choosing: We can either settle for a country where a shrinking number of people do really well, while a growing number of Americans barely get by.  Or we can restore an economy where everyone gets a fair shot,...(Read Full Article)

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