A False Dichotomy

The Wall Street Journal on Mitt Romney:

He says the coming election represents “a very simple choice” between Mr. Obama’s “European social democrat” vision and “a merit-based opportunity society—an American-style society—where people earn their rewards based upon their education, their work, their willingness to take risks and their dreams.”

I don’t understand that type of thinking. It doesn’t need to be one or the other. It can be both. The European social democracies have more upward social mobility than America. We should strive to beat them.

A False Dichotomy