Of the six studies that Gov Romney cites to defend his mathematically-challenged tax plan, a few were blogs and were thus often dismissed by critics as being de facto inadequate evidence simply by dint of being blog posts. As an active, evidence-based blogger, I can only say…quelle horreur! Actually, I think it’s entirely fair to… Read more
The challenger will always try to talk down the economy. Even back in 1996, when jobs, growth, and even middle-class incomes were really taking off, candidate Bob Dole was trying to convince everyone that things were bad and getting worse. It is, of course, a much closer call now, but still, I doubt that Gov…. Read more
That big eagle’s climbing on his surfboard, so it must be time for Presidential debate #2. I’ll be playing some post-debate chin music on CNBC. See you there. In the meantime, does anybody else feel this way?: You captain the ship of state for four years through terribly treacherous waters, move landmark legislation over huge political… Read more
When I first heard that Gov Romney’s econ team was touting that Mitt’s program would generate 12 million jobs over four years, I went to a few long term forecasts–forecasts, mind you, that were totally independent of who won the election–and found that one prominent one predicted exactly that: 12 million jobs, having nothing to… Read more
Much, much better this way. As long as they’re playin’ all that chin music, at least let it be real music.