T. Norman Van Cott

tvancott@bsu.edu

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Stimulus Delusions

MARCH 16, 2009 by T. NORMAN VAN COTT

Sometimes I think I'm reading or hearing about an economic miracle of epic proportions—you know, something akin to the manna God provided the Israelites during their 40-year journey to the Promised Land. But then I come to my senses and remember that manna was a net addition to the Israelites' food supply. It was not pilfered from a subset of the Israelites to be "given" to their compatriots. Not so for Obama stimulus dollars. More . . .

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December 2014

Unfortunately, educating people about phenomena that are counterintuitive, not-so-easy to remember, and suggest our individual lack of human control (for starters) can seem like an uphill battle in the war of ideas. So we sally forth into a kind of wilderness, an economic fairyland. We are myth busters in a world where people crave myths more than reality. Why do they so readily embrace untruth? Primarily because the immediate costs of doing so are so low and the psychic benefits are so high.
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