Makers, Takers, and YOYOs
jaredbernsteinblog.com — Well, it took a while, and an awfully circuitous route, but we’re finally getting back to the national debate we need to have, the one about the role of government. Unfortunately, it’s taken a terribly misguided, albeit revealing turn towards “makers versus takers.” What’s misguided about it? It misses the dynamics of real lives in America and instead, creates a false and divisive framework. Were we to accept this framework and try to embed it in our economic policy, our nation would be the worse for it.