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Stimulus and the broken window fallacy

As the President gets ready to propose yet another stimulus I thought it might be nice to review a centuries old retort to government spending as a solution to economic ills called “the broken window fallacy”. First proposed by 19th century Frederic Bastiat a French classical liberal theorist, political economist. It’s a short video but one worth watching and remembering when a neo-liberal proposes more government spending. Read more