Over the last two decades, many Americans have abandoned their faith in economic growth. However, abandoning growth is an assault on the very character of the West, and will ensure that the West will diminish, both materially and morally, especially against the growing threat that is China. Unless we restore increasing per-capita income growth to the center of economic policy, relative U.S. power will shrink, income growth and poverty reduction will slow, and public funding available to achieve important goals will remain inadequate.

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