WC Gets Mail: Senator Pete Kelly’s Defenders


WC recently received an email from an anonymous Pete Kelly supporter, accusing WC of “distorting” Senator Kelly’s position. And failing to acknowledge the sacrifices Senator Kelly makes by serving in the state senate. (Grammar tips, Mr. Anonymous: the possessive “its” doesn’t take an apostrophe. And it’s “They’re,” not “their.”) So, yeah, let’s remember to thank…

Senator Pete Kelly: Economic Ignoramus or Political Coward?

Thanks, Pete Kelly!


There’s so much to thank Senator Pete Kelly for that it’s only right WC make an effort to show his appreciation. Credit where credit is due, after all. • CH2M Hill lost the oil field services contract. Those jobs will not go to mostly non-union Outsiders. If we had a state income tax, at least…

An asymmetric Laffer curve with a maximum revenue point at around a 70% tax rate, based on estimates by Trabandt and Uhlig (2011)

Trump, Voodoo Economics and the Laffer Curve


It’s seriously annoying to WC that anyone listens to a claim that lowering taxes will trigger an economic boom which will “pay for itself” in increased government revenue. The claim is absolute garbage. It’s what George H.W. Bush called “voodoo economics.” President Ronald Reagan pioneered the program, cutting taxes on his rich buddies. The economy…