Greg Mankiw Hides the Role of Government in Redistributing Income Upward

By: Sunday April 15, 2012 4:00 pm

The fact that Greg Mankiw works for Governor Romney is very clear when he tells readers:

“Whether competition among governments is good or bad comes down to the philosophical questions of what you want government to do and how much you fear government power. If the government’s job is merely to provide services, like roads, schools and courts, competition among governmental producers may be as good a discipline as competition among private producers. But if government’s job is also to remedy many of life’s inequities, you may want a stronger centralized government, unchecked by competition. These are two fundamentally different visions. The next election, and to some degree every election, is about which one voters find more compelling.”

Former Bush Advisor Greg Mankiw Wants Even More Wealth Inequality

By: Sunday January 2, 2011 12:00 pm

On Friday, Hugh Hewitt provided a useful reminder of just how far right the right has swung by attacking cap-and-trade and the EPA — both conceived by Republicans — as sinister socialist plots. As if on cue, Greg Mankiw offers this bit of radical advice to President Obama.

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