THE Dutch are generally a pretty content bunch. The Netherlands consistently ranks as one of the best places in the world to live. Dutch kids are among the happiest in the world, according to Unicef.
Why is it that if you know an economist’s political leaning you can guess many of his or her factual beliefs? Would raising the minimum wage would help or hurt the poor overall? Is austerity or stimulus is the more reliable route to economic recovery? Is rising income inequality a drag on growth?
It is well known that John Maynard Keynes said of Hayek’s “The Road to Serfdom”:In my opinion it is a grand book […] Morally and philosophically I find myself in agreement with virtually the whole of it: and not only in agreement with it, but in deeply moved agreement.
You probably don’t know me, but like you I am one of those .01%ers, a proud and unapologetic capitalist. I have founded, co-founded and funded more than 30 companies across a range of industries—from itsy-bitsy ones like the night club I started in my 20s to giant ones like Amazon.
I want to begin my review of this marvelous and compelling book by outlining what economists have known concerning public policy for at least fifty years.
La lista Forbes de multimillonarios del mundo recoge un total de 26 multimillonarios españoles, que en conjunto poseen 122.5 millardos de dólares, una cantidad equivalente al 9.1% del PIB anual. Comparado con el resto de países desarrollados esto no es ni mucho ni poco.