Red-State Successful Industrial Policy as…

& BRIEFLY NOTED: For 2022-02-07 Mo:  I can feel Debby Wu here trying to restrain herself: Debby Wu: Chipmakers Are Outspending Governments: ‘Florida unveiled a $9.7 million program to boost state infrastructure and train future semiconductor engineers… off by a few orders of magnitude…" Not just not in the game. Not having a clue as to where the game even might be played. It is not as though Republican politicians do not have people willing to work for them who could point them to where the game is. Consider Columbia’s Glenn Hubbard.... Now it is true that when Glenn writes “we economists have let the public debate drift to the opposite extremes of building walls and a laissez-faire optimism about change and markets making everything OK”, my immediate reaction is that of Tonto to the Lone Ranger in the old joke: “what is this ‘we’, kemosabe?” But that I regard Glenn and company as late to the party does not mean that they are not capable of bringing plenty of refreshments.... However, there are huge, huge problems in running a successful economic developmental state in the modern world...

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