Economists favor Obama

The Economist magazine took a poll of academic economists working at NBER to see who they would vote for.  Barack Obama came out as the favorite.  Even though 46% of academic economists list themselves as Democrats compared to only 10% who claim to be Republican, Obama came out overwhelmingly ahead. Seventy percent of economists would…

PoliGraph at Healthcare 08

Want some more information on the presidential candidates views on healthcare reform?  The Healthcare 08 website has an interesting “PoliGraph” showing where the candidates stand.  Candidates are characterized according how government driven and how important health care issues are.  The graphs include issues such as: overall health care reform, drug prices, the uninsured, and stem…