The populist turn of the American right has created a policy affinity between nationalist conservatives and mainstream progressives. Both seem to agree that an emphasis on dynamism has undermined our economy’s ability to prioritize workers, families, and communities. But in fact, the trouble facing America’s heartland is more likely the result of a lack of dynamism than an excess of it. Guest Ryan Streeter joins us to make the case for dynamism in American culture and economic policy, and offer some paths to pursue it.
Ryan Streeter is the director of domestic-policy studies at the American Enterprise Institute.