Long article, but a good one.
It’s sad that even top tier “conservative economists” have to lie and obfuscate to fill pages. What’s tough is that pulling apart the b.s. leaves folks often in the “well, you can prove anything” horseshit lazy-thinking lane.
People like to claim they are “data driven” but then when they ignore vast swaths of data, it makes it really hard to take with a straight face.
Our media system does little to help alleviate this issue, as they are paid on who and how many people watch, not on what those watchers learn or how accurate that knowledge may be.
It’s the Heritage Foundation. We are dealing with morons here.
NYMAG.COM|BY JONATHAN CHAIT