I just finished Matt Miller’s The Tyranny of Dead Ideas: Letting Go of the Old Ways of Thinking to Unleash a New Prosperity. Among the “Dead Ideas” are:
- Our kids will earn more than we do
- Free trade is always good, no matter who gets hurt
- Employers should be responsible for health coverage
- Taxes hurt the economy
- Schools are a local matter
- Money follows merit
I think Miller offers some interesting points in re-telling the stories behind these ideas, and offers astute insight about where we might go from here.
This book is definitely worth reading.