|William McKinley (1843-1901)|
|Theodore Roosevelt (1858-1919)|
|William Howard Taft (1857-1930)|
|Woodrow Wilson (1856-1924)|
|Warren G. Harding (1865-1923)|
|Donald J. Trump (1946-)|
In short, while economic progress is sometimes identified with technological progress, or human achievements, true such progress requires the rise in the welfare of all people, and not just some (very rich) people. While real progress was seen to be made from the late 19th century and to peak in the early 20th century, it declined again in the 1920s. We are now witnessing the reemergnce of true economic progress again. Moreover, as the progress is being developed on the basis of greater fairness in business organisation and operation, and less on tax and spend policies, it is likely the Democrats will eventually embrace it, even if it is expected to decline again as the 2040s approach.