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  •  Chosen for political orientation (0+ / 0-)

    The NPR article specifically mentions choosing economists "from across the political spectrum".  They might have ignored orientation to various schools of economic thinking.

    You are perhaps correct that there might be greater disagreement among Keynesians and non-Keynesians than between left and right.

    "The fool doth think he is wise: the wise man knows himself to be a fool" - W. Shakespeare

    by Hugh Jim Bissell on Thu Nov 15, 2012 at 12:56:13 PM PST

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    •  Also "freshwater vs saltwater" i.e. Chicago school (1+ / 0-)
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      vs sensible coastal economists  :) who believe in public expenditures and fiscal policy.

    •  They were technically "from across the (0+ / 0-)

      political spectrum", but they did not represent a very large spread and the group certainly did not include anyone who describes themselves as "left" or progressive.

      Also, they all seem to be ideologues.  A decent economist isn't going to be wed to their political label at the expense of the "science".  

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