Hall of Shame
Ideas That Are Obvious But Wrong
The economic value of something derives from the labor used to create it.
Work that processes information is less important than -- and parasitic on -- work to manufacture material goods.
Automation and other increases in productivity cause unemployment.
It's good for America if American workers and industries are protected from foreign competition.
Globalization is bad, for Americans or foreigners or both.
America needs to be less dependent on foreign sources of energy.
Minimum wage laws and unions are the only things keeping employers from cutting wages to subsistence levels.
The rich don't pay their fair share of taxes.
The cynical corruptness of politicians is the root cause of what's wrong in American politics.
Earth is overpopulated, and natural resources are getting more scarce.
Economic development leads to increased pollution.