We Need the Toyota of Politics (U.S. News & World Report)



In his first U.S. News & World Report blog entry, Dartmouth’s Charles Wheelan ’88 compares the current political party structure in the United States to that of the car industry prior to foreign companies like Toyota entering the market. Making the case for a third political party, Wheelan says, “We need the Toyota of American politics.”

Wheelan, a senior lecturer and policy fellow at the Nelson A. Rockefeller Center for Public Policy and the Social Sciences and a senior lecturer in the Department of Economics, writes, “America has two tired, intellectually insipid political parties, each more than 100 years old. … There can be something better, if we have the imagination and political will to embrace it.”

Read the full opinion piece, published 11/4/13 by U.S. News & World Report.

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