Tag Archives: Laffer Curve

The Cabinet of Curiosities

It was a different time, long ago – before everyone’s life was supposed to be laser-focused on this goal or that. It was September 1965 and it was off to college, with no particular major in mind, yet. The family … Continue reading

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Voodoo Time Again

Conservatives have it wrong about Hollywood. Of course Tinsel Town is tacky – sudden unimaginable wealth always causes that – but Hollywood is not subverting America with all its tales of sex and violence, or with its scorn of traditional … Continue reading

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But Never Really Lying

All of politics seems to rest on claims and counterclaims – one side says something is true and the other side says no, it’s not. You could look at the empirical evidence and argue that one side or the other … Continue reading

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To Be Fair About It

Except for glassy-eyed professional athletes hopped up on drugs, we all want to be fair and reasonable – that’s how you play the game. You don’t call those who disagree with you nasty names and mock them. You listen respectfully … Continue reading

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Our Nation of Imaginary Cause and Effect

There’s a progression to things. You start out trying to figure out what works – infants learn pretty quickly that crying gets you what you need. Having not yet developed any language skills it’s all hit-and-miss for an infant – … Continue reading

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Magical Thinking in American Politics

It’s been almost thirty years here in the land of magical thinking – but you get used to it. Coincidences aren’t coincidences at all, they’re fate. And your mind can directly affect the physical world – think positive thoughts and … Continue reading

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