Economists and influence, a depressing take

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January 23, 2012
by Arnold Kling  
Posted in Commentary

"Prior to the current Administration, I would have told you that economists are taken more seriously by Democratic Presidents than by Republicans. (Being taken seriously means that you allow an economist to talk you out of doing something that is politically attractive.) Now, I think that economists are likely to bat less than .100 with either." (01/22/12)  

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