Tuesday, February 5, 2008

if I hear one more person say...

This or that candidate knows how to "run the economy"...

It's most often said of supporters of Romney who has the strongest business background, but I've heard it debated among those in the Romney, McCain and Huckabee camps. (No one in the Paul camp would make such an error!)

This is not a centrally-planned economy. So, the President will not run the economy. In fact, he (or she) probably won't influence the day-to-day economy all that much-- other than, perhaps, trying to run it into the ground.

Is having a business background preferable? Perhaps. But keep in mind that being "pro-business" is not the same thing as being "pro-market". Often, business leaders seek anti-market measures in trying to enrich themselves at the expense of the general public.

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