Jeb Bush has ignited a lively debate that positions himself and the Republican Party in the pro-growth camp. In case you missed it, Jeb Bush, announcing his entry into the presidential campaign, put his economic agenda in numerical terms. "So many challenges could be overcome if we just get this economy growing at full strength. There is not a reason in the world why we cannot grow at a rate of four percent a year," he said. "And that will be my goal as president—four percent growth, and the 19 million new jobs that come with it."
The 4 percent number was greeted with immediate derision from the left, which ridiculed it as excessively ambitious. Ira Stoll thinks otherwise. Let's give Jeb Bush some credit, Stoll says.