Ernie G. – who describes himself as a “faithful student at Cafe Hayek” – asks that I post again a link to this August 2011 entry . Happy to oblige, Ernie!
Here’s the conclusion of that post from a year and a half ago:
Economists who offer advice to drivers of public policy without pausing to ponder the nature of the vehicle – the state – to be driven often appear to be non-ideological and scientific. In fact they’re too often irresponsible fools.