Author Archives: Menzie Chinn

Voodoo Economics Handbook, 14th Edition

Also known as Rich States, Poor States by Arthur Laffer, Stephen Moore and John Williams. From an email announcing the new edition:

The new edition finds that even through the pandemic, states with policies such as low or no income taxes and worker freedom are more economically competitive and better positioned for wage growth, job creation and domestic in-migration compared to states with higher taxes and government spending. The new rankings also reveal that, as proven by new 2020 Census data, Americans “vote with their feet” by moving from high-tax to low-tax states.

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Numbers for the Innumerate

A reader writes:

I think, however, there is a need to more closely examine the overheating of the economy and paths and timing of unwind, for example. As you’ll recall, I argued that the economy was under suppression, not recession, and that’s proving right. So we’re seeing a kind of overheating I can’t recall since maybe the late 1960s or 1970s.

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