[ExI] BOOK: Joel Mokyr "The Enlightened Economy"

Rafal Smigrodzki rafal.smigrodzki at gmail.com
Sun Sep 12 05:00:03 UTC 2010

On Fri, Sep 10, 2010 at 4:56 PM, Damien Broderick <thespike at satx.rr.com> wrote:
> On 9/10/2010 2:23 PM, BillK wrote:
> <http://www.city-journal.org/2010/20_3_enlightenment-ideas.html>
> <http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/10/opinion/10brooks.html>
>> And suggests that the current US economic problems are in part due to
>> the best brains moving to non-productive areas of the economy rather
>> than industry.
> I'm inclined to mutter "Duh!" but might replace (or augment)
> "non-productive" with "anti-productive."

### Yeah, so many people work for the government now, with further
massive expansions on the horizon, killing innovation both directly
(you don't innovate once you are swallowed by a three- or four-letter
bureaucracy) and by the massive burden of taxes and destructive
regulation they produce. Socialism at work.


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