What (s0me) pols are reading back in Washington.
But House Republicans are tearing through the pages of Amity Shlaes’ “The Forgotten Man” like soccer moms before book club night.
Shlaes’ 2007 take on the Great Depression questions the success of the New Deal and takes issue with the value of government intervention in a major economic crisis — red meat for a party hungry for empirical evidence that the Democrats’ spending plans won’t end the current recession…
William Graham Sumner’s definition of the “forgotten man”: He works; he votes; generally, he prays — but he always pays.”
It’s telling, I think, that the Republican Party has to read a book to remember that.