Bill Mitchell: The lame progressive obsession with meaningless aggregates

“It continues to amaze me how lame some progressive politicians are. They think it is clever to skewer the conservatives on matters pertaining to deficits or public debt ratios. But the reality is that all they do is make it harder, when and if they are elected themselves, to pursue progressive policies. Both sides of politics then get stuck in a ridiculous and erroneous discussion about whether the deficit is too high and take their eye of the real challenges relating to well-being.”

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