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Second- and third-stringers eye 2016 if front-runner stumbles
Topic - Jeffrey Miron
I agree with Jeffrey Miron, with a few qualifications ("A case for the libertarian," Web, July 17). As a Tea Party conservative, I oppose "crony capitalism," and given our recent history, I have become leery of foreign interventions.
Democrats are united in their fiscal message. Throughout the "cliff" negotiations and again with the pending debt-ceiling debate, their argument has rested on a single, flimsy premise: Cutting government spending would push the economy into recession.
"But I think Paul can do better than, say, Romney, if he can present the free-market view as providing broad opportunity rather than as a system that protects the existing rich (crony capitalism)," Mr. Miron said in an email.
Jeffrey Miron, professor of the economics of libertarianism at Harvard University, said he would be "surprised if Paul, or other Republicans, make large inroads."