The major focus of the conference, however, is economics. Here’s where the optimism exists. Steve Moore showed how the Reagan recovery outperformed the Obama recovery 24.5% to 11.2%. Prosperity, he and others pointed out, is entirely possible. All that is required is to cut government meddling and spending. The contest, as one speaker pointed out, is not really between conservatives and liberals, it is between the producers and the statists.
If that sounds like Ayn Rand, it is. It was fitting, then, that on Wednesday there was a preview of third installment in the Atlas Shrugged series. There was no question at this conference that collectivism is the enemy and that is an immoral system.