Cruz, Rubio, Bush: Why the Missing Prosperity Crusade?

money_detectiveIt’s a mystery worthy of Sherlock Holmes.

Most of the Republican presidential aspirants, mysteriously, are not focusing on the issue that all of the polling shows at the top of voter concern: restoring prosperity. This, not Donald Trump (who hits the theme rather brilliantly although his proposals to restore prosperity are pure Jabberwocky), is the real wrecking ball of this election cycle.

What’s going on? Elementary, Watson.

In the Sherlock Holmes story The Adventure of Silver Blaze Conan Doyle presented a conversation between a Scotland Yard detective and Holmes:

Gregory: ‘The dog did nothing in the night-time.’
Holmes: ‘That was the curious incident.”

Why aren’t the Republican candidates crusading for prosperity? Holmes: “Obviously the midnight visitor was someone whom the dog knew well.” So too do the candidates know, or believe they know, the “midnight visitor” behind our “sclerotic growth.”

And the candidates cannot bear to criticize that midnight visitor, their presidential predecessors. Follow along. …

Read the full story at Forbes.com.

Ralph Benko, internationally published weekly columnist, co-author of The 21st Century Gold Standard, lead co-editor of the Gerald Malsbary translation from Latin to English of Copernicus’s Essay on Money, is American Principles Project’s Senior Advisor, Economics.