Sunday, July 13, 2008

Economic Policies

Greg Mankiw lists several policies overwhelmingly favored by economists, though rarely supported by the electorate (or the candidates):

  • Support Free Trade
  • Oppose Farm Subsidies
  • Leave Oil Companies and Speculators Alone
  • Tax the Use of Energy
  • Raise the Retirement Age
  • Invite More Skilled Immigrants
  • Liberalize Drug Policy
  • Raise Funds for Economic Research
He left off "eliminate the minimum wage."