Wednesday, October 13, 2004

Probably none of these in the Economist poll 

A group of 368 economists have signed a letter that concludes that "John Kerry favors economic policies that, if implemented, would lead to bigger and more intrusive government and a lower standard of living for the American people." I am one of the signatories along with six Nobel Laureates in economics. The best quote accompanying the press release belongs to one of them:

"I support President Bush for a simple reason. A victory for Kerry would be taken as a victory for the terrorists, by both the terrorists and the rest of the world. Economic issues pale in comparison with this overriding fact."
- James M. Buchanan, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Economics and Philosophy
George Mason University and Virginia Tech University
Nobel Laureate