Commentary: Economic illiteracy costs Americans (March 15, 2023)


March 15, 2023

By Dr. Caleb Fuller

“Economics,” wrote Henry Hazlitt, “is haunted by more fallacies than any other study known to man.”

True. No epoch is immune to the scourge of economic illiteracy.

Yet, we find ourselves in a moment of especially unprecedented economic ignorance. We’ve come a long way since the days of Hazlitt’s editorializing in the New York Times. In the 1930s, believe it not, the Times held the line on economic orthodoxy in the face of emergent quackery.

Fast forward and here are but a few favorite examples of economic illiteracy, ripped from the headlines of our most p...

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