Planning the world to death

Classically Liberal
by CLS

07/06/08

Just a little bit of Economics 101 is enough to predict that government policies like biofuels subsidies would push food prices higher globally. The problem is that the Times and the politicians both seemed to believe that if the bureaucrats had ‘good intentions’ they could ‘rationally plan’ the market in ways that abolish basic laws of supply and demand. In any other field they would be laughed out of office for doing that. Imagine them thinking that rational, central planning could reduce the effects of gravity. But economics, more than the hard sciences, has the ability to attract charlatans who believe in the economic equivalent of alchemy...

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