Inequality As A Public Policy Choice: Should We Import Doctors, Dentists, and Lawyers or, High Technology?

Don’t buy the myth that we lost so many manufacturing jobs because of free trade. That didn’t happen.

So long ago, I read an interesting book on economics, “The Conservative Nanny State”. It was an early version of an idea and a set of facts put forth by senior economist Dean Baker with the Center for Economic Policy and Research. The basic idea promoted by that book is this: Conservatives enjoy government intervention in the market just as much as liberals do. The difference between them is that conservatives promote public policy outcomes that distribute the national income upward. In their minds and out of their mouths, conservatives say that anything that does not distribute income upward is “socialist”.

Husband, father, worker, philosopher, and observer. Plumbing the depths of consciousness to find the spring of happiness. Write on.

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