Modern socialists are so ate up with socialism they they don't even realize that it's a political philosophy that not everyone shares, or they just pretend that to avoid the need to explain themselves. They don't even call themselves socialist anymore, and even pretend they're not, while sharing the exact same core beliefs.I think that's a mighty unreasonable assumption to make. History has shown that presidents are much more likely to consult economists who follow their same line of thinking than they are to consult economists they don't agree with. This is evidenced by the fact that for the last 60 years presidents and the government have almost always chosen Keynesian economics, despite Hayek's economic ideals having never been tested on a nationwide scale. Meanwhile, we are under a constant exposure to a boom and bust system whose hold will never weaken as long as government gets bigger and taxes go up.
Universal tax cuts are such a simple idea. More money in the hands of everyone so that the public can save or spend it on consumer goods, which would create a level of stimulation for the economy that stimulus packages could never match. All this would require is smaller government and less military spending. And therein lies the rub.
And they gather up Marxist economists and pretend that there is no philosophy involved, just economists at work. Gimme a break! :yuck: