Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Steve Bannon versus Austrian Economics

In the midst of a story about the recent failure of Ryancare, there is a gem of an anecdote about Steve Bannon:
Robert Draper, “Trump vs. Congress: Now What?,” The New York Times Magazine, 26 March, 2017.
In a conversation with Robert Draper, Bannon mused:
“I think the Democrats are fundamentally afflicted with the inability to discuss and have an adult conversation about economics and jobs, because they’re too consumed by identity politics. And then the Republicans, it’s all this theoretical Cato Institute, Austrian economics, limited government — which just doesn’t have any depth to it. They’re not living in the real world.”
Robert Draper, “Trump vs. Congress: Now What?,” The New York Times Magazine, 26 March, 2017.
Steve Bannon ain’t so bad in my book!

And Bannon’s economic nationalism is on the right side of history.

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  1. Yeah, but Bannon does not have a say on economic policy - mostly immigration and foreign policy.

  2. This is funny. Thought you might get a kick out of it, LK.


  3. So what are we looking at in America some kind of neo-victorian state behind a wall of protection? An enclaved laissez faire?