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Pearls Before Swine

By Al Schumann on Saturday June 11, 2011 12:21 AM

The Sandwichman provided the philistines at Brookings with a scholarly paper perfectly suited to their needs and views. He gave them a glistening Lump they could clutch to their mean little hearts. And what did they do? I suppose it goes without saying, but they sent him a rejection letter.

I thought the argument he made was compelling. An increase in working hours, raising the retirement age and providing small children with the opportunity to enter the job force should increase prosperity. We all know that the Lump of Labor is fallacious. It stands to reason, then, that policy should take this into account, good and hard. But the Hamilton Project eminences said they didn't like it. I can't for the life of me understand why and, frankly, I don't believe they actually reject the argument. My guess is they plan to steal his ideas and slip them in through libertarian paternalist, passive aggressive "nudges".

Comments (3)


ahh tommy walker red

i'll take a thick slug a dat
any ole time

t'anx pard


worth more
work less

Al Schumann:

Wherever and whenever the Lump rears one of its hydra heads, he's waiting nearby.

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