Capitalism and Skepticism

Throughout the period for which modern statistics on the American economy are readily available, Democratic presidents have outperformed Republican presidents by almost every measure. When it comes to capitalism, Democrats are more skeptical than Republicans, and, while skepticism might not be as inspiring as freedom, we could have used a bit more of in the past few years.

BALTIMORE – As each new day brings word of another Wall Street bailout even more colossal than the last, one question presents itself with ever-increasing force: why does America’s economy perform so badly under Republican presidents?