Here at Mises Daily, we often poke fun at left-liberal Democrats for their Keynesian ways. To prove that this is about ideas, not parties, today we’ll focus on a recent blog post in which Republican economist Larry Kudlow came out in favor of extending the “cash-for-clunkers” program.
As we’ll see, Kudlow’s arguments are pure Keynesian nonsense. Sadly, many of today’s ostensibly radical, “free-market” economists basically look at the economy in the same way as Paul Krugman. They just have a slight technical disagreement over the best way to prod people to spend money. Only the Austrian approach offers a different paradigm and allows us to see just what is wrong with the “aggregate demand” view of the economy. FULL ARTICLE