When it comes to economic policy, the popular understanding is that libertarians and conservatives are more or less fellow travelers. When it comes to social policy, libertarians tend to go along with liberal progressives. But what if there were some economic issues upon which libertarians and left-liberals agreed?
In this interview with the talented leftish economist Dean Baker, we probe some of these areas. While Baker and I don’t agree on everything, there are a lot of interesting overlaps—certainly places worthy of exploration.
Broadly, we should agree with Dean Baker that any policy that has the effect of transferring wealth from poor to rich is not good policy.
CONTINUED at FEE. Video at link.