From Thomas Friedman's column in today's New York Times:
the economy grew an anemic 1.2 percent in the second quarter, and growth in the first quarter was revised downward...If there is one thing that is not going to revive growth right now, it is an anti-trade, regulatory heavy, socialist-lite agenda the Democratic Party has drifted to under the sway of Bernie Sanders. Socialism is the greatest system ever invented for making people equally poor. Capitalism makes people unequally rich, but I would much rather grow our pie bigger and faster and better adjust the slices than redivide a shrinking one.
There are a lot of center-right, business Republicans today feeling orphaned by Trump. They can't vote for him — but a lot of them still claim they can't bring themselves to vote for Hillary, either. Clinton should be reaching out to them with a real pro-growth, start-up, deregulation, entrepreneurship agenda and give them a positive reason to vote for her....the rising anti-immigration sentiments in the country can be defused only with economic growth; the general anxiety feeding Trumpism can be eased only with economic growth.
Emphasis added here. I don't find myself agreeing with Mr. Friedman all that often, but this is one of those times. During the primary campaign Mrs. Clinton did talk about deregulation some — I covered it here. But Mr. Friedman correctly observes that that message was largely absent at the Democratic National Convention, and that Mrs. Clinton might help herself, and the country, by picking it up again.