August 30, 2007: Candidates Return to Protectionism, Mythic Reaganism (Bloomberg)

  • University of Chicago economist Becker doesn't think theRepublicans' angle of attack will earn them many votes inNovember 2008. “If Republican candidates want to really go backto a small-government era and cut a lot of spending programs likehealth, they're going to find the American people aren'tinterested in that,'' he says.