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When the GOP still had some decency (“open the border both ways”)

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Here’s a jaw dropping video from the 1980 campaign.  Bush stakes out a very liberal position on immigration, and then Reagan responds from a position even further to the left, almost sounding like Bryan Caplan, or a SJW. [embedded content] Still think Trump is similar to Reagan? What I find most interesting is not their specific views on the issue, but rather their tone.  Their sense of decency.  The contrast between the language of the 1980 GOP and the crude, selfish, nationalistic language of the modern GOP could not be more stark.  This video even makes Mitt Romney look insensitive by comparison. HT:  I forget. . . . Tags:

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Here’s a jaw dropping video from the 1980 campaign.  Bush stakes out a very liberal position on immigration, and then Reagan responds from a position even further to the left, almost sounding like Bryan Caplan, or a SJW.

Still think Trump is similar to Reagan? What I find most interesting is not their specific views on the issue, but rather their tone.  Their sense of decency.  The contrast between the language of the 1980 GOP and the crude, selfish, nationalistic language of the modern GOP could not be more stark.  This video even makes Mitt Romney look insensitive by comparison.

HT:  I forget.. .


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Scott B. Sumner is Research Fellow at the Independent Institute, the Director of the Program on Monetary Policy at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University and an economist who teaches at Bentley University in Waltham, Massachusetts. His economics blog, The Money Illusion, popularized the idea of nominal GDP targeting, which says that the Fed should target nominal GDP—i.e., real GDP growth plus the rate of inflation—to better "induce the correct level of business investment".

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