U.S. economic policy has arrived at the place where able-bodied people are making the dollars and cents determination that they are better off staying at home collecting unemployment benefits than they would be if they got up and went to work.
Having imagined the mortality attendant to a runaway coronavirus pandemic, have our policy leaders taken the time to also imagine the mortality attendant to a shutdown of the American economy?
Appropriate policy occupies some indeterminable spot on a continuum between taking no special action whatsoever on one extreme and completely stopping all industry, commerce and interpersonal transactions on the other.
Promises of government palliatives don’t resonate with middle class voters who are, on their own, doing better than they have in years.
In the midst of the never-ending impeachment circus, the Department of Labor released the monthly jobs data last Friday.
If white-hot hatred of Donald Trump alone is sufficient to get one or another of the announced Democrats elected, what then will that Democrat do to govern more effectively than Donald Trump has?
So long as Trump keeps succeeding, civility will be in very short supply.
Do anyone honestly believe that a Hillary Clinton economy – or even a Jeb Bush economy – would be rolling like this one is?