So much about Western aloofness, so much about "implosion", indeed so much about "voodoo economics
Brynle Williams is scraping the bottom of the populist barrel and advocating voodoo economics
by demanding lower fuel tax at the expense of people and the planet.
For example, Wesley Warren, a senior fellow for environmental economics at the Natural Resources Defense Council, claims the approach is nonviable, slamming it as "voodoo economics
." At present, OIRA is working with the Institute of Medicine to examine the advantages of QALYs and other alternative measures, Graham says.
This was not voodoo economics
; this was the real thing.
Perhaps it is the 'voodoo economics
' that Kerekou is sometimes alleged to practice, but the United States, (which he proclaimed the 'Great Satan' in the 1970s and 1980s) is now going all out to support many of his principal infrastructure projects, among them the financing - at $40m - of a major electrical line linking Sakete in Benin to Ikeja in Nigeria and a new $150m hydroelectric station.
The latter's reliance on past music for models he calls "voodoo tradition": "If we suck out the blood and the knowledge of the past, we are going to get its strength, it's what they refer to in Reagan as voodoo economics
." Good existentialist that he is, Feldman is most compelling on the nature of artistic freedom.
Kip, "The Value of Life: Has Voodoo Economics
Come to the Courts?" Journal of Forensic Economics, Fall 1990, 3(3), 1-15.
While things could turn around quickly, it feels like the mid-80s and there is a "scent of voodoo economics
," according to Hauspurg.
As an unreconstructed liberal, Rowen exposes the failures of airline deregulation and "voodoo economics
and the triumph of greed," the era of Reaganomics.
Reaganomics was considered "voodoo economics
" not because of its deficit projections, but because it forecast economic expansion and disinflation, which is precisely what it delivered.
Thus, the 1,100-plus entries in what's now titled "Safire's New Political Dictionary" include such terms as "big tent," "bubba factor," "glass ceiling," gridlock," "Ievel playing field," "new world order," "politically correct," "voodoo economics
" and, of course, "It's the economy, stupid!"
The real "voodoo economics
" in America these days is the inconsistency and drift continuing to come from the White House's economic team.