Before you hit the heady economics link in the title (much advised, though), know that the lead graphic in this post is the vévé of Legba, voodoo god of the crossroads. I painted this vévé on a guitar case I had that flipped out ZZ Top one night in the parking lot of a Memphis 7/11. I sold that guitar case to my old friend Steve LaVere, who did the Robert Johnson double CD re-release for Columbia.
Anyway, Sebastian Mallaby, writing for the Washington Post, has penned important debunkings of the myth that tax cuts increase tax revenues, in the pieces "Don't Feed the Beast" and "The Return Of Voodoo Economics," based on studies by conservative economics experts. Scratch one talking point. Looks like we need to go the other way, in fact. Read up and weep.
UPDATE: Freedom's next move.
UPDATE: Bush’s Nominee For Treasury Secretary: ‘I Don’t Believe That Tax Cuts Pay For Themselves’