A Bold Defense of Sin City Stimulus
No, its not parody. Shlaes, who can be fairly classified as a libertarian neocon, is having fun tweakingthe pieties of the liberal left and Christian right in the service of Las Vegas business interests who are complaining to Politico and any one else who will listen that Obama’s let’s-get-to-work exhortations prompted TARP-subsidized Goldman Sachs to cancel a scheduled convention in Sin City. As a quipster, Shlaes is amusing. As an economist, her ideas are half-baked, as this contorted passage reveals.