24th
FEB

歐巴馬總統,不是人人都吃你那套

Posted by 元毓 under 經濟分析

美國總統歐巴馬說:「不管是在政治光譜的哪一端的經濟學家,現在都一致同意擴大政府支出來刺激經濟是必要舉措!」

事實上,許多經濟學家根本不同意上述的鬼話!

數百位學者,包含了諾貝爾經濟學獎得主與其他頗富名望的經濟學家,聯名簽署了一篇重要聲明,由美國智庫–CATO Institute–在全美重要新聞媒體上刊載廣告,反對歐巴馬的刺激經濟方案。

廣告內容我大約翻譯如下:

標題:敬愛的總統先生,事情不是那樣的!

並非所有的經濟學家都吃凱因斯經濟學那套,我們就不支持大幅增加政府支出!下面聯名之人,均不相信擴大政府支出是救經濟的良方。在1930年代,胡佛總統與羅斯福總統時期,擴大的政府支出並未將美國救出於「大蕭條」的水深火熱之中。更多的政府支出也沒有讓日本從「失落之十年」的1990年代中脫困。今日,相信擴大政府支出可以拯救美國,是希望大於經驗。救經濟,施政者理應著重在清除勞動、儲蓄、投資與生產面的不當法規障礙;低稅率以及減少政府支出才是啟動經濟成長的最佳財政王道

該聲明連結

反觀深信「愛台十二建設」與擴大政府支出可以救台灣經濟的馬政府,未免太一廂情願地天真了。我不是反對政府做好基礎建設,但是我反對這種相信擴大政府支出可以救經濟的愚蠢觀點!更反對為了這愚蠢觀點而去擴大政府支出!

以下是在聲明書上屬名的經濟學家名單:

  • Burton Abrams, Univ. of Delaware
  • Douglas Adie, Ohio University
  • Ryan Amacher, Univ. of Texas at Arlington
  • J.J. Arias, Georgia College & State University
  • Howard Baetjer, Jr., Towson University
  • Stacie Beck, Univ. of Delaware
  • Don Bellante, Univ. of South Florida
  • James Bennett, George Mason University
  • Bruce Benson, Florida State University
  • Sanjai Bhagat, Univ. of Colorado at Boulder
  • Mark Bils, Univ. of Rochester
  • Alberto Bisin, New York University
  • Walter Block, Loyola University New Orleans
  • Cecil Bohanon, Ball State University
  • Michele Boldrin, Washington University in St. Louis
  • Donald Booth, Chapman University
  • Michael Bordo, Rutgers University
  • Samuel Bostaph, Univ. of Dallas
  • Scott Bradford, Brigham Young University
  • Genevieve Briand, Eastern Washington University
  • George Brower, Moravian College
  • James Buchanan, Nobel laureate
  • Richard Burdekin, Claremont McKenna College
  • Henry Butler, Northwestern University
  • William Butos, Trinity College
  • Peter Calcagno, College of Charleston
  • Bryan Caplan, George Mason University
  • Art Carden, Rhodes College
  • James Cardon, Brigham Young University
  • Dustin Chambers, Salisbury University
  • Emily Chamlee-Wright, Beloit College
  • V.V. Chari, Univ. of Minnesota
  • Barry Chiswick, Univ. of Illinois at Chicago
  • Lawrence Cima, John Carroll University
  • J.R. Clark, Univ. of Tennessee at Chattanooga
  • Gian Luca Clementi, New York University
  • R. Morris Coats, Nicholls State University
  • John Cochran, Metropolitan State College
  • John Cochrane, Univ. of Chicago
  • John Cogan, Hoover Institution, Stanford University
  • John Coleman, Duke University
  • Boyd Collier, Tarleton State University
  • Robert Collinge, Univ. of Texas at San Antonio
  • Lee Coppock, Univ. of Virginia
  • Mario Crucini, Vanderbilt University
  • Christopher Culp, Univ. of Chicago
  • Kirby Cundiff, Northeastern State University
  • Antony Davies, Duquesne University
  • John Dawson, Appalachian State University
  • Clarence Deitsch, Ball State University
  • Arthur Diamond, Jr., Univ. of Nebraska at Omaha
  • John Dobra, Univ. of Nevada, Reno
  • James Dorn, Towson University
  • Christopher Douglas, Univ. of Michigan, Flint
  • Floyd Duncan, Virginia Military Institute
  • Francis Egan, Trinity College
  • John Egger, Towson University
  • Kenneth Elzinga, Univ. of Virginia
  • Paul Evans, Ohio State University
  • Eugene Fama, Univ. of Chicago
  • W. Ken Farr, Georgia College & State University
  • Hartmut Fischer, Univ. of San Francisco
  • Fred Foldvary, Santa Clara University
  • Murray Frank, Univ. of Minnesota
  • Peter Frank, Wingate University
  • Timothy Fuerst, Bowling Green State University
  • B. Delworth Gardner, Brigham Young University
  • John Garen, Univ. of Kentucky
  • Rick Geddes, Cornell University
  • Aaron Gellman, Northwestern University
  • William Gerdes, Clarke College
  • Michael Gibbs, Univ. of Chicago
  • Stephan Gohmann, Univ. of Louisville
  • Rodolfo Gonzalez, San Jose State University
  • Richard Gordon, Penn State University
  • Peter Gordon, Univ. of Southern California
  • Ernie Goss, Creighton University
  • Paul Gregory, Univ. of Houston
  • Earl Grinols, Baylor University
  • Daniel Gropper, Auburn University
  • R.W. Hafer, Southern Illinois
  • University, Edwardsville
  • Arthur Hall, Univ. of Kansas
  • Steve Hanke, Johns Hopkins
  • Stephen Happel, Arizona State University
  • Frank Hefner, College of Charleston
  • Ronald Heiner, George Mason University
  • David Henderson, Hoover Institution, Stanford University
  • Robert Herren, North Dakota State University
  • Gailen Hite, Columbia University
  • Steven Horwitz, St. Lawrence University
  • John Howe, Univ. of Missouri, Columbia
  • Jeffrey Hummel, San Jose State University
  • Bruce Hutchinson, Univ. of Tennessee at Chattanooga
  • Brian Jacobsen, Wisconsin Lutheran College
  • Jason Johnston, Univ. of Pennsylvania
  • Boyan Jovanovic, New York University
  • Jonathan Karpoff, Univ. of Washington
  • Barry Keating, Univ. of Notre Dame
  • Naveen Khanna, Michigan State University
  • Nicholas Kiefer, Cornell University
  • Daniel Klein, George Mason University
  • Paul Koch, Univ. of Kansas
  • Narayana Kocherlakota, Univ. of Minnesota
  • Marek Kolar, Delta College
  • Roger Koppl, Fairleigh Dickinson University
  • Kishore Kulkarni, Metropolitan State College of Denver
  • Deepak Lal, UCLA
  • George Langelett, South Dakota State University
  • James Larriviere, Spring Hill College
  • Robert Lawson, Auburn University
  • John Levendis, Loyola University New Orleans
  • David Levine, Washington University in St. Louis
  • Peter Lewin, Univ. of Texas at Dallas
  • Dean Lillard, Cornell University
  • Zheng Liu, Emory University
  • Alan Lockard, Binghampton University
  • Edward Lopez, San Jose State University
  • John Lunn, Hope College
  • Glenn MacDonald, Washington
  • University in St. Louis
  • Michael Marlow, California
  • Polytechnic State University
  • Deryl Martin, Tennessee Tech University
  • Dale Matcheck, Northwood University
  • Deirdre McCloskey, Univ. of Illinois, Chicago
  • John McDermott, Univ. of South Carolina
  • Joseph McGarrity, Univ. of Central Arkansas
  • Roger Meiners, Univ. of Texas at Arlington
  • Allan Meltzer, Carnegie Mellon University
  • John Merrifield, Univ. of Texas at San Antonio
  • James Miller III, George Mason University
  • Jeffrey Miron, Harvard University
  • Thomas Moeller, Texas Christian University
  • John Moorhouse, Wake Forest University
  • Andrea Moro, Vanderbilt University
  • Andrew Morriss, Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Michael Munger, Duke University
  • Kevin Murphy, Univ. of Southern California
  • Richard Muth, Emory University
  • Charles Nelson, Univ. of Washington
  • Seth Norton, Wheaton College
  • Lee Ohanian, Univ. of California, Los Angeles
  • Lydia Ortega, San Jose State University
  • Evan Osborne, Wright State University
  • Randall Parker, East Carolina University
  • Donald Parsons, George Washington University
  • Sam Peltzman, Univ. of Chicago
  • Mark Perry, Univ. of Michigan, Flint
  • Christopher Phelan, Univ. of Minnesota
  • Gordon Phillips, Univ. of Maryland
  • Michael Pippenger, Univ. of Alaska, Fairbanks
  • Tomasz Piskorski, Columbia University
  • Brennan Platt, Brigham Young University
  • Joseph Pomykala, Towson University
  • William Poole, Univ. of Delaware
  • Barry Poulson, Univ. of Colorado at Boulder
  • Benjamin Powell, Suffolk University
  • Edward Prescott, Nobel laureate
  • Gary Quinlivan, Saint Vincent College
  • Reza Ramazani, Saint Michael’s College
  • Adriano Rampini, Duke University
  • Eric Rasmusen, Indiana University
  • Mario Rizzo, New York University
  • Richard Roll, Univ. of California, Los Angeles
  • Robert Rossana, Wayne State University
  • James Roumasset, Univ. of Hawaii at Manoa
  • John Rowe, Univ. of South Florida
  • Charles Rowley, George Mason University
  • Juan Rubio-Ramirez, Duke University
  • Roy Ruffin, Univ. of Houston
  • Kevin Salyer, Univ. of California, Davis
  • Pavel Savor, Univ. of Pennsylvania
  • Ronald Schmidt, Univ. of Rochester
  • Carlos Seiglie, Rutgers University
  • William Shughart II, Univ. of Mississippi
  • Charles Skipton, Univ. of Tampa
  • James Smith, Western Carolina University
  • Vernon Smith, Nobel laureate
  • Lawrence Southwick, Jr., Univ. at Buffalo
  • Dean Stansel, Florida Gulf Coast University
  • Houston Stokes, Univ. of Illinois at Chicago
  • Brian Strow, Western Kentucky University
  • Shirley Svorny, California State
  • University, Northridge
  • John Tatom, Indiana State University
  • Wade Thomas, State University of New York at Oneonta
  • Henry Thompson, Auburn University
  • Alex Tokarev, The King’s College
  • Edward Tower, Duke University
  • Leo Troy, Rutgers University
  • David Tuerck, Suffolk University
  • Charlotte Twight, Boise State University
  • Kamal Upadhyaya, Univ. of New Haven
  • Charles Upton, Kent State University
  • T. Norman Van Cott, Ball State University
  • Richard Vedder, Ohio University
  • Richard Wagner, George Mason University
  • Douglas M. Walker, College of Charleston
  • Douglas O. Walker, Regent University
  • Christopher Westley, Jacksonville State University
  • Lawrence White, Univ. of Missouri at St. Louis
  • Walter Williams, George Mason University
  • Doug Wills, Univ. of Washington Tacoma
  • Dennis Wilson, Western Kentucky University
  • Gary Wolfram, Hillsdale College
  • Huizhong Zhou, Western Michigan University

Additional economists who have signed the statement

  • Lee Adkins, Oklahoma State University
  • William Albrecht, Univ. of Iowa
  • Donald Alexander, Western Michigan University
  • Geoffrey Andron, Austin Community College
  • Nathan Ashby, Univ. of Texas at El Paso
  • George Averitt, Purdue North Central University
  • Charles Baird, California State University, East Bay
  • Timothy Bastian, Creighton University
  • Joe Bell, Missouri State University, Springfield
  • John Bethune, Barton College
  • Robert Bise, Orange Coast College
  • Karl Borden, University of Nebraska
  • Donald Boudreaux, George Mason University
  • Ivan Brick, Rutgers University
  • Phil Bryson, Brigham Young University
  • Richard Burkhauser, Cornell University
  • Edwin Burton, Univ. of Virginia
  • Jim Butkiewicz, Univ. of Delaware
  • Richard Cebula, Armstrong Atlantic State University
  • Don Chance, Louisiana State University
  • Robert Chatfield, Univ. of Nevada, Las Vegas
  • Lloyd Cohen, George Mason University
  • Peter Colwell, Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Michael Connolly, Univ. of Miami
  • Jim Couch, Univ. of North Alabama
  • Eleanor Craig, Univ. of Delaware
  • Michael Daniels, Columbus State University
  • A. Edward Day, Univ. of Texas at Dallas
  • Stephen Dempsey, Univ. of Vermont
  • Allan DeSerpa, Arizona State University
  • William Dewald, Ohio State University
  • Jeff Dorfman, Univ. of Georgia
  • Lanny Ebenstein, Univ. of California, Santa Barbara
  • Michael Erickson, The College of Idaho
  • Jack Estill, San Jose State University
  • Dorla Evans, Univ. of Alabama in Huntsville
  • Frank Falero, California State University, Bakersfield
  • Daniel Feenberg, National Bureau of Economic Research
  • Eric Fisher, California Polytechnic State University
  • Arthur Fleisher, Metropolitan State College of Denver
  • William Ford, Middle Tennessee State University
  • Ralph Frasca, Univ. of Dayton
  • Joseph Giacalone, St. John’s University
  • Adam Gifford, California State Unviersity, Northridge
  • Otis Gilley, Louisiana Tech University
  • J. Edward Graham, University of North Carolina at Wilmington
  • Richard Grant, Lipscomb University
  • Gauri-Shankar Guha, Arkansas State University
  • Darren Gulla, Univ. of Kentucky
  • Dennis Halcoussis, California State University, Northridge
  • Richard Hart, Miami University
  • James Hartley, Mount Holyoke College
  • Thomas Hazlett, George Mason University
  • Scott Hein, Texas Tech University
  • Bradley Hobbs, Florida Gulf Coast University
  • John Hoehn, Michigan State University
  • Daniel Houser, George Mason University
  • Thomas Howard, University of Denver
  • Chris Hughen, Univ. of Denver
  • Marcus Ingram, Univ. of Tampa
  • Joseph Jadlow, Oklahoma State University
  • Sherry Jarrell, Wake Forest University
  • Scott Kelly, Albany State University
  • Carrie Kerekes, Florida Gulf Coast University
  • Robert Krol, California State University, Northridge
  • James Kurre, Penn State Erie
  • Tom Lehman, Indiana Wesleyan University
  • W. Cris Lewis, Utah State University
  • Stan Liebowitz, Univ. of Texas at Dallas
  • Anthony Losasso, Univ. of Illinois at Chicago
  • John Lott, Jr., Univ. of Maryland
  • Keith Malone, Univ. of North Alabama
  • Henry Manne, George Mason University
  • Richard Marcus, Univ. of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
  • James Barney Marsh, University of Hawaii at Manoa
  • Timothy Mathews, Kennesaw State University
  • John Matsusaka, Univ. of Southern California
  • Thomas Mayor, Univ. of Houston
  • John McConnell, Purdue University
  • W. Douglas McMillin, Louisiana State University
  • Mario Miranda, The Ohio State University
  • Ed Miseta, Penn State Erie
  • James Moncur, Univ. of Hawaii at Manoa
  • Charles Moss, Univ. of Florida
  • Tim Muris, George Mason University
  • John Murray, Univ. of Toledo
  • David Mustard, Univ. of Georgia
  • Steven Myers, Univ. of Akron
  • Dhananjay Nanda, University of Miami
  • Stephen Parente, Univ. of Minnesota
  • Allen Parkman, Univ. of New Mexico
  • Douglas Patterson, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and University
  • Timothy Perri, Appalachian State University
  • Mark Pingle, Univ. of Nevada, Reno
  • Ivan Pongracic, Hillsdale College
  • Robert Prati, East Carolina University
  • Richard Rawlins, Missouri Southern State University
  • Thomas Rhee, California State University, Long Beach
  • Christine Ries, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Nancy Roberts, Arizona State University
  • Larry Ross, Univ. of Alaska Anchorage
  • Timothy Roth, Univ. of Texas at El Paso
  • Atulya Sarin, Santa Clara University
  • Thomas Saving, Texas A&M University
  • Eric Schansberg, Indiana University Southeast
  • John Seater, North Carolina University
  • Alan Shapiro, Univ. of Southern California
  • Thomas Simmons, Greenfield Community College
  • W. James Smith, University of Colorado Denver
  • Frank Spreng, McKendree University
  • Judith Staley Brenneke, John Carroll University
  • John E. Stapleford, Eastern University
  • Courtenay Stone, Ball State University
  • Avanidhar Subrahmanyam, UCLA
  • Scott Sumner, Bentley University
  • Clifford Thies, Shenandoah University
  • William Trumbull, West Virginia University
  • A. Sinan Unur, Cornell University
  • Randall Valentine, Georgia Southwestern State University
  • Gustavo Ventura, Univ. of Iowa
  • Marc Weidenmier, Claremont McKenna College
  • Robert Whaples, Wake Forest University
  • Gene Wunder, Washburn University
  • John Zdanowicz, Florida International University
  • Jerry Zimmerman, Univ. of Rochester
  • Joseph Zoric, Franciscan University of Steubenville

No Comments

(Required)
(Required, will not be published)
Sitemap