Category Archives: Economics

Older GenXers Are Still Getting The Shaft

I’ve never really been a fan of the Generational Conflict genre. It ignores how some people in every age cohort are getting screwed or have their hearts in the right place. But sometimes, the generational pattern is so strong, it’s … Continue reading

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Class War Overreach

Oh, you thought I was talking about the left? Nope (boldface mine): It’s honestly quite surprising to me that Republicans didn’t just figure out the biggest deficit increase they could get away with, hand almost all of it to the … Continue reading

Posted in Bidness, Conservatives, Economics | 7 Comments

Asset Inflation

One of the points I’ve made repeatedly is that we can’t understand the urban housing crisis (why housing is expensive in many urban areas) without accounting for income inequality: you can’t have gentrification without a gentry class. Ian Welsh makes … Continue reading

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The Path To Victory Goes Through ‘Progressive Deplorables’

Before I get to a superb article by Briahna Joy Gray, it’s worth noting some inconvenient truths (to use a phrase) about the Democratic voting population: The most optimistic reading of this is that at least one out of five … Continue reading

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The Hidden Keynesian Stimulus

Or maybe it should be called a Lernerian stimulus? Either way, this excellent story about the USDA touches on an important reason why so many ‘anti-government’ U.S.-ians are fine with receiving government assistance–they don’t realize they’re getting government aid (boldface … Continue reading

Posted in Agriculture, Economics | 1 Comment

Democrats Are Attacking The Republican Tax Plan For The Wrong Reasons And In The Wrong Way

Pedro Nicolaci da Costa explains why Democrats et alia should oppose the Republican tax plan (boldface mine): There are a few lines you can take to argue against tax cuts, including the idea that they benefit mostly huge companies and … Continue reading

Posted in Democrats, Economics, Taxes

You Can’t Be Intersectional Without An Economic Plan

Recently, I described how the Democratic establishment has alienated much of the Party’s liberal Democratic base, and, in passing, mentioned two other groups that have been crapped on as well: Oddly enough, both labor Democrats and black Democratic women are … Continue reading

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