Thursday, April 8, 2010

The CBO’s Obamacare Numbers

We’ve talked a bit in class about the CBO’s numbers not being very good.

Here’s some viewpoints from Mike Munger of Kids Prefer Cheese – a poli sci prof at Duke, from Greg Mankiw – a macroeconomist at Harvard and former White House advisor – based on a letter sent from the CBO to Congress, and another one from Mankiw about the process.

Munger is admittedly anti-government. Mankiw, on the other hand, is tarred as a conservative, but to call him anything other than a liberal who has hit middle-age is disingenuous (and, of course, the professional liars out there have readily forgotten that Mankiw was almost fired by the Bush administration for telling the truth about their policies).

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