Sunday, August 26, 2012

Advice on How to be a Sellout Economist

Brad DeLong has put together a couple of tips from some Romney advisiers:
Robert Waldmann: contrasts Alan Blinder:
You definitely don’t want to draw attention to differences [in opinion] at all. You’re not helping the candidate. [The candidate] should know that you think he’s wrong on this or that, but you shouldn’t go blasting that to the media…
Douglas Holtz-Eakin:
The candidate takes the policy position and you as an individual or economist might have some different ideas but you support the policies the candidate’s chosen. Once the decision’s made, you’re done

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