I had a conversation with a friend of mine the other day about economic policies. As is often the case when it comes to economic discussions, I have little patience for flawed social arguments for bad economic policies, so the conversation went nowhere.
Edwards is a great example…he has asked the current Democratic Presidential contenders to push to “end poverty.” There are a lot of ways one can reduce poverty, but end it? (I think I even own a book called “Free Enterprise without Poverty” but I haven’t read it yet.) I’ll ask the economically-minded (and non economically-minded) to answer me this one question:
Is it a good idea to COMPLETELY eliminate poverty?