Cutting the Rungs

Cutting the Rungs

Way back in the day, which in modern measurement means the previous Presidential campaign, Democratic candidate were all of a mind on doubling the national minimum wage. That there is a mountain of scholarship explaining why this is a Bad Idea from an economic...
One Failure To Rule Them All

One Failure To Rule Them All

The doer and the thinker, no allowance for the other – Gerald “Little Milton” Bostock A disinterested observer might conclude that there have been two Donald Trumps. There is the doer, someone who had some significant accomplishments during his...
Modern Monetary Stupidity

Modern Monetary Stupidity

An economic notion, Modern Monetary Theory (MMT), has been pulled from the dustbin of history to serve as the foundation for a set political doctrines and proposals currently being espoused by the progressives in America. The word “theory” is the...
SALT Follies, Revisited

SALT Follies, Revisited

We hear it all the time: Republicans support “tax breaks for the rich,” Democrats want the rich to pay “their fair share.” All this makes great fodder for those who don’t bother to inform themselves of the realities of our tax code, and...