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War and Foreign Policy
Left-leaning economists and journalists apparently still harbor nostalgia for the central planning and protectionism of the "good ol' days" of the Second World War.
Bureaucracy and RegulationTaxes and Spending
China's industrial policy has been marked by many failures and few successes. Rather, China's real growth has been fueled by the regime's limited turn to markets.
Bureaucracy and Regulation
Economics is not simply a series of transactions with hidden implications. Rather sound economics understands that long-term effects outlive the short-term effects of every economic principle or policy.
In a normal universe, we have a name for this sort of monetary policy: it’s called “extreme dovishness” or “extremely accommodative.” In the bizarro world of 2021, it is anti-inflationary.
Taxes and Spending
The new proposal is framed as a tax on the ultrarich. The same was true of the new income tax in 1913. If given the power to tax unrealized gains, expect the feds to expand the tax to ordinary people.
Our aim ought not to be to make democracy “work better” but to use revelations of corruption as a tool to question altogether its value as a political and social system of organization.
Vaccine mandates are much easier to enforce thanks to the spread of government spending, government contracting, and monopolized government services.
Money and Banks
When it comes to both monetary and fiscal policy, sloppy definitions of inflation drive sloppy policymaking.