From The Big Picture by Barry Ritholtz
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Saturday, January 31, 2009
Friday, January 30, 2009
American Enterprise Institute Event: Tuesday, February 3, 2009
Are Conservatives in the Grip of Dead Ideas?
In his new book, The Tyranny of Dead Ideas: Letting Go of the Old Ways of Thinking to Unleash a New Prosperity (Times Books, 2009), Matt Miller argues that political and business leaders have failed to prepare the United States for economic crises because they are slaves to dead ideas. These dead ideas include the notions that higher taxes hurt the economy, that free trade is always good, and that money follows merit. Miller also offers up a catalogue of "tomorrow's destined ideas" that he believes will eventually replace their dead counterparts.