The Presidency by Hugh Sidey: Looking for Ideas That Work

The Presidency/Hugh Sidey Looking for Ideas That Work Ninety-six top thinkers, ranging from Hanna Holborn Gray, president of the University of Chicago, to George Gilder, the supply-side guru, worked their way through dozens of seminars, breakfast discussions and banquet speeches last week, unleashing a deluge of ideas to get America moving again.

The army of analysts came to town for the American Enterprise Institute's Public Policy Week and used the occasion to advocate everything from taxing Social Security benefits for high-income elderly to junking Ronald Reagan's New Federalism because it runs, says Stanford Historian David M. Kennedy, "against the...

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