Sunday, August 05, 2012

'You Didn't Build That' - Except You Did

Published in The Tennessean, Sunday, August 5, 2012 and Forbes with archives.

by Richard J. Grant

President Barack Obama’s recent “you didn’t build that” monologue continues to trouble many people, and for good reason. Although the obvious political purpose of the speech was to diminish the past achievements of his electoral rival, Gov. Mitt Romney, the president managed to insult and diminish not only the achievements, but also the aspirations, of millions of other Americans.

But there was something missing from the president’s remarks. ... keep reading 

Richard J. Grant is a Professor of Finance and Economics at Lipscomb University and a Senior Fellow at the Beacon Center of Tennessee. His column appears on Sundays. E-mail messages received at:

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