“The more government, the more people are shielded from the capital-creating, free-market system.”

How to Weaken an Economy  by Victor Davis Hanson

http://pjmedia.com/victordavishanson/how-to-weaken-an-economy/?singlepage=true

It is not easy to ruin the American economydoing nothing usually means it repairs itself and soon is healthier than before a recession.

But don’t despair: there are plenty of ways to slow down even an inherently strong economy. History offers plenty of examples. But as more contemporary models, take your pick of successfully ruined economies — the Venezuelan, the Cuban, the North Korean, the Greek, the Italian, the Portuguese, or pretty much any from Mediterranean Africa to the Cape of Good Hope. There are certain commonalities about why and how they fail. Let’s review some of them.

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