Here’s a letter to the Washington Examiner:
Michael Barone is correct that Hillary Clinton campaigns on “the assumption that government is capable of solving just about every problem” (“Hillary Clinton’s economics: Suddenly it’s 1947,” July 15). Utterly predictable. A politician portraying herself as capable of saving humanity by heroically performing feats that are economically impossible is as surprising as a director of a Superman movie portraying Superman as capable of saving humanity by heroically performing feats that are physically impossible.
A reality-based politician has no more chance of scoring big at the polls than a reality-based Superman movie has of scoring big at the box office.
Donald J. Boudreaux
Professor of Economics
Martha and Nelson Getchell Chair for the Study of Free Market Capitalism at the Mercatus Center
George Mason University
Fairfax, VA 22030
Like Hollywood, politics is mostly about making audiences suspend disbelief – in the former case to entertain them, in the latter case to prey upon them.