Archive for March, 2011

Ezra Klein: Common Mistakes Made by Economists

Sunday, March 27th, 2011

Ezra Klein, an economic policy blogger for the Washington Post, offers a nice quick summary of common mistakes economists make when considering real-world policies.

http://voices.washingtonpost.com/ezra-klein/2011/03/common_mistakes_made_by_econom.html


The Koch brothers as victims

Sunday, March 27th, 2011

I’d be more impressed by the ‘libertarianism’ of the Koch brothers (and others like them) if they showed more interest in policies to get the government off everyone‘s back, to everyone‘s benefit, rather than just getting the government off their billionaire backs, for their own private benefit, in ways that harm other citizens.

The Koch brothers see themselves as the victims. I disagree.
http://www.salon.com/news/opinion/glenn_greenwald/2011/03/27/koch

If one looks, one can see the difference between principled libertarianism and dressed-up selfishness.