Hacking at the Twigs of Evil
Post #1839 • July 25, 2019, 9:52 AM • 2 Comments
I have come to feel that all politicians are buffoons. At issue is only the quality and degree of buffoonery.
One of my state senators aspires to be president. She professes economic nationalism, one with a family resemblance to the current president's, though filtered through her progressive sensibilities. She has thus coughed up economic hairball after economic hairball during the course of her political career. Recently she put out a proposal to break up something called "Big Tech." The parts that aren't wholly misinformed are patently bonkers, and I say so at The Federalist.
The current president's economic thinking is not much better. Dr. Donald J. Boudreaux makes regular and well-informed arguments to that effect. But my senator's rationale is a greater order of error, a hubristic presumption of detailed knowledge regarding how to tweak the economy to perfection. This is an ancient conceit. Her very case for interventions makes it clear that she possesses no such knowledge.
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