Sir Barken Hyena writes:
This is a post that could go on forever, but I just want to highlight a certain trend I’m seeing: economists arguing like complete retards. I’m talking to you, Bryan Caplan, but you’ve got lots of company.
The argument is over why Americans give so little as charity to the Federal government. Theories are proposed: they’re selfish, or they think it’ll be wasted. It’s all very theoretical and technical. But this point is never made:
Because the government already forcibly takes a third of our incomes. Duh.
There, see how easy that is? It’s called thinking like a normal human who lives in the actual world, instead of being an autistic stuck in an aquarium of your own making.
To be fair, Caplan does have some interesting things to say, but jeez man, get a grip already.