Economic Mythology


“The stimulus failed.” “The deficit is our biggest problem right now.” “Lower taxes are the best way to grow the economy.” “Regulatory uncertainty is clogging the economy.” “If you unshackle the rich, they’ll rev up the economy.”

According to Mother Jones, those are the six myths that “that must die for our economy to live.”

Lisa Dusenbery is the former managing editor of The Rumpus. More from this author →