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Saturday, November 19, 2011

"It is Fine ... That Barack Obama is Not a Liberal"

Brad DeLong:

...From my perspective, it is fine--not optimal, but fine--that Barack Obama is not a liberal. Somebody pursuing effective technocratic centrist policies that work would be an enormous asset to the world right now.

The fear of all of us is that Obama is not just not a liberal, but that he is not a technocrat--and not a particularly good manager either. If you judge policies not by whether they work but by whether centrist worshippers of bipartisanship approve of them, don't be surprised to find yourself up to your neck...

    Posted by on Saturday, November 19, 2011 at 01:44 PM in Economics, Politics | Permalink  Comments (57)


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