Who Do Economists Prefer For President?

5 10 2008

According to the conservative Economist magazine:

“Where the candidates’ positions are more clearly articulated, Mr Obama scores better on nearly every issue: promoting fiscal discipline, energy policy, reducing the number of people without health insurance, controlling health-care costs, reforming financial regulation and boosting long-run economic growth. Twice as many economists think Mr McCain’s plan would be bad or very bad for long-run growth as Mr Obama’s. Given how much focus Mr McCain has put on his plan’s benefits for growth, this last is quite a repudiation.”

If only the economy was in trouble this might be relevant information. Good thing I remember hearing (many times) that the fundamentals of our economy are sound so you can just ignore those elitist economists’ opinions.  You betcha’!

If only the economy was in trouble this might be relevant

If only the economy was in trouble this might be relevant

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Quote Of The Day: Diderot

5 10 2008

“Wandering in a vast forest at night, I have only a faint light to guide me. A stranger appears and says to me: ‘My friend, you should blow out your candle in order to find your way more clearly.’ This stranger is a theologian.”

— Denis Diderot, Addition to Philosophical Thoughts (c. 1762)