How to Ruin the Economy in One Easy Step


Different times call for different economic policies. That doesn’t seem so hard to understand. But it’s politically convenient to pretend otherwise, so we keep getting stuff like this…..

But in this case it’s hard to blame Obama. Yeah, he’s the president, he could be making a better case for fiscal stimulus etc. etc. But there’s not much question which branch of government is doing the most damage here.

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