The Grumpy Economist predicts the near future
Advice? If you run a business, get a lot of lawyers and lobbysists. He who writes the regulations will make a lot of money. He who does not will lose. : Make sure you make the right political contributions and don’t say anything critical of those in power.
Associate Professor of Economics, North Carolina State Univ.
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Newsweek, owned by the Washington Post, famously screamed on a cover story early last year that “We Are All Socialists Now.” In contrast, the conservative Hot Air blog recently noted the correlation between the leviathan socialist state virtually all Beltway journalists begged for when they endorsed Obama in 2008, and the state of journalism itself. You wanted East Germany on the Potomac, MSM? The paranoia over who leaked faux-conservative Dave Weigel’s incendiary emails on the Journolist goes hand in that hand with that big of a government