Why does GE fail

Why politics fails. Diagnoses of an economist

Borner, Silvio. (2017) Why politics fails. Diagnoses of an economist. Zurich.

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Abstract

Citizens are often forced to deal with politics because politics is getting harder and harder on them. It wants to impose new do's and don'ts on them, confiscates around half of their incomes through taxation, levies and compulsory premiums, and increasingly tries to re-educate citizens through laws, incentive taxes and nudging. However, politics fails remarkably often. Not only does it clearly fail to achieve its goals, it also achieves the exact opposite of what it is striving for - often with serious consequences. The main reason for this is to ignore economic laws. Disregarding them almost always has unwanted consequences - and enormous disadvantages and costs for citizens. This is the conclusion reached by the well-known Basel economist and long-time columnist for the magazine "Weltwoche" Silvio Borner in this volume. Be it in climate and environmental policy, in energy and electricity policy, in media policy or in foreign policy: Borner insistently - but always with the necessary dose of humor - remembers the economic laws that politicians recklessly or maliciously fades out. A book that shakes you up, makes you think and that makes readers smile again and again due to the absurdities of Swiss politics that have been described.
Faculties and Departments:06 Faculty of Business and Economics
06 Faculty of Business and Economics> Department of Economics> Former Units Economics> Economic Policy (Borner)
UniBasel Contributors:Borner, Silvio
Item Type:Book
Book subtype:Authored Book
Publisher:Liberal Institute
ISBN:978-3-033-06081-4
Number of Pages:297
Grade:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Authored book - Edition: Edition Liberales Institut
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