Palladino and Cleveland

The recently elected Republican Nominee for Governor noted that the last major nominee from his hometown was President Cleveland.   There may be some parallels.  Cleveland was known as being honest, committed to classical liberalism, antagonistic to party politics.   Palladino may want to be a principled, small government Republican.  In the Nineteenth Century, they were called “Bourbon Democrats.”  He ignores issues of race, which has always complicated class issues in this country.

The problem?  Their policies didn’t work.

The scripture this lesson seems to map out a plan.  Cut the debts of the poor; condemn hoarding; may the rich spend their money on friends and family generously.

Jesus was a Keynesian.

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