American Elephants

Keith Hennessey Sums Up 2010 — What Worked and What Didn’t. by The Elephant's Child

Keith Hennessey, who was senior White House economic advisor to President George W. Bush, is someone I always listen to.  His end-of-the-year list of “the 10 most important American economic policy issues of 2010” is worth your time.

Reading the blogs of a differing bunch of economists can make the eyes glaze over at first, but if you keep it up, it gets really interesting.  The fascinating thing to me is how much of economics is counter-intuitive. Outsourcing is good.  Free trade is good.  Carbon pricing is silly. After a while it gets to be fun.  Keith Hennessey is a good explainer.

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