I bet you didn’t know that since 1970, the percentage of people in the world living on a dollar a day or less—a traditional measure of starvation-level poverty—has fallen by 80 percent.
Billions of souls have been able to pull themselves out of poverty thanks to five conservative principles: globalization, free trade, property rights, the rule of law and entrepreneurship.
If conservative ideals have done so much to lift up the poor, you would think the conservative movement would be gaining adherents among the young and old, rich and poor every day.
Unless you have been living in a cave, you know this is not what has happened. Why is this the case?
One answer is simple. The defenders of free enterprise have done a terrible job of telling people how much good the system has done around the world.
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