Doug Henwood on the ridiculous economic propaganda of “pragmatic” Clintonites and the NYT #haute_bourgeoisie #bougielala

Posted: 2016/02/19 by Punkonomics (@dearbalak) in Links/Articles/Video
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NYT Rounds Up ‘Left-Leaning Economists’ for a Unicorn Hunt (FAIR.ORG)

With Hillary Clinton ramping up her attacks on Bernie Sanders as a budget-buster—in the February 11 debate, she claimed  his proposals would increase the size of government by 40 percent—the New York Times(2/15/16) offered a well-timed intervention in support of her efforts: “Left-Leaning Economists Question Cost of Bernie Sanders’ Plans.”

While the “left-leaning” is no doubt meant to suggest critiques from those who would be inclined to sympathize with Sanders, all the quoted economists have ties to the Democratic establishment. So slight is their leftward lean that it would require very sensitive equipment to measure.

Source: NYT Rounds Up ‘Left-Leaning Economists’ for a Unicorn Hunt — FAIR

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