Robert Reich: Income inequality the defining issue for U.S.

Robert Reich: Income inequality the defining issue for U.S.

January 11, 2014
Originally published in Denver Post

Lawson Bader, president of the Competitive Enterprise Institute, doesn't disagree that the U.S. economy is performing at a subpar level. But he said Reich's answers reflect a mechanistic view that government can turn knobs and dials and fix things.

"It is a distraction from the real question of how do we have a viable and dynamic economy," he said, arguing that the answer involves removing uncertainty and excess regulation.