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Another Reason Ezra Klein is an Idiot

Steve84 Wrote: Feb 26, 2013 1:27 PM
I remember my inflation meter was candy bars at the grocery check-out. When I was a kid, I'd go shopping with my mom, and she'd reward me by letting me buy a bit of candy (3 bars for 99 cents when on sale). It was regularly priced at 54 cents/bar, which was just too expensive. Now a "sale" on the same bar of candy is "Buy 2 Get 1 Free!" at 89 cents a pop. Candy has just about doubled in price (and "Fun Size" Milky Ways are noticeably smaller). Even kids can understand inflation!

For listeners of my radio show, you’ll know that most Fridays we do a segment called Ezra Klein is an Idiot. We don’t just call out the fallacies of Klein during the segment, however. We include liberals like Al Sharpton and John Boehner too, who both recently bemoaned the effects of sequester on our economy.

Our real problems of course aren’t the dramatic and manufactured small things like sequester or the “fiscal cliff” that are made up by Washington wonks to keep the gravy train rolling. They are much more complex, and more dangerous.     

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