Democracy & Technology Blog from “The Big Con” to the “Great Lie”

James Surowiecki and Megan McArdle are resonably interesting economic commentators — he a liberal from the New Yorker, she a slighted more market-oriented blogger for The Atlantic who was formerly known as Jane Galt — but they continue the long tradition of cluelessness about supply-side economics.
Here’s Surowiecki with a typically superficial essay about the “great lie.”
And McArdle, (1) claiming that a right-wing magazine just spiked a book review of hers because she didn’t toe the line on taxes.
…and (2) saying again yesterday that the supply-siders are “simply incorrect.”
I tried commenting on McArdle’s blog today, but she refuses to post my polite note despite accepting all sorts of other worthless nonsense. I’ve been spiked!
UPDATE: McArdle had a really bad day and also is having spam problems. So it’s probably not her fault my comment wasn’t posted on her blog. My sympathies and apologies to Megan.

Bret Swanson

Bret Swanson is a Senior Fellow at Seattle's Discovery Institute, where he researches technology and economics and contributes to the Disco-Tech blog. He is currently writing a book on the abundance of the world economy, focusing on the Chinese boom and developing a new concept linking economics and information theory. Swanson writes frequently for the editorial page of The Wall Street Journal on topics ranging from broadband communications to monetary policy.