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McPhersonSentinel - McPherson, KS
Northernomics vs. Southernomics
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By Pat Cunningham
Feb. 20, 2013 5:05 p.m.





Michael Lind ARGUES that the principal difference between North and South in contemporary American politics is one of economics:

Northernomics is the high-road strategy of building a flourishing national economy by means of government-business cooperation and government investment in R&D, infrastructure and education.  Although this program of Hamiltonianism (named after Washington’s first Treasury secretary, Alexander Hamilton) has been championed by maverick Southerners as prominent as George Washington, Henry Clay and Abraham Lincoln (born in Kentucky to a Southern family), the building of a modern, high-tech, high-wage economy has been supported chiefly by political parties based in New England and the ...

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