One fine mess: Economic theory, national debt, regime change wars and the corporate news media

Source: Pinterest.com

Freedom and limited government are strongly associated with economic growth

Trump has jettisoned the GOP’s ‘small government’ narrative

“The great conservative narrative of American decline-a formidable Puritan jeremiad with all the trimmings-routed the Democrats, who promised only more efficient government and more expansive benefits. Conservatives smeared national health insurance as another big-government, something-for-nothing program aimed at the wrong people-the poor, the failed, and the lazy. Republicans soon converted the backlash into a “Contract with America” and seized control of government by winning the House, the Senate, both legislative chambers in eleven new states, and-over three years-fifteen new governors’ offices. Conservatives have been tightening their grip on power ever since.”

Source: St. Louis Federal Reserve

Democrats and Republicans have colluded to make the American economy a permanent war economy

Source: Gallup

Six companies control 90% of U.S. media

Source: Fortune.com
Charles the II of Spain and the Habsburg Jaw

APPENDIX: Linear Model Predicting 5-year GDP growth rates for 154 countries (2013–2017)

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