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"Economic development" schemes, like those used to attract big corporate headquarters to one's city, are really just a type of governmental central planning.
Global EconomyWorld History
New Brazilian president Bolsonaro does not pretend to understand much about economics, but some of his advisors may move in the right direction.
When the advocate for a new tariff or a new regulation says he's willing to pay a few bucks more for the "good" of society — what he really means is you should pay more, whether you like it or not.
What politicians and pundits of the Clinton variety really want is a return to the days of the Era of Consensus of the 1950s and 60s when uncivil opposition was unthinkable.
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Big GovernmentThe EnvironmentTaxes and Spending
It is the boosters of aggressive government action, such as a carbon tax, who ignore the peer-reviewed research on climate change.
Money spent on "luxuries" goes to support ordinary people who use profits from luxury goods to make a living and support their families.