Wednesday, September 17, 2008

The economy and presidential politics according to Dilbert.

Well, not exactly. Scott Adams, creator of Dilbert, polled AEA economists.

The CNN report.
Adams posts about it on his blog. 1, 2.

The gist? Economists favor Obama on the majority of issues. Also, economists tend to be Democrats, though Independent economists also favor Obama.

I'm not surprised Education is the top issue for economists (I'm sure, that most AEA economists work in academia is a factor), but I am surprised that number two is Health Care. Do we have a lot of geriatric economists? I would have thought international trade, energy, and innovation would be bigger issues for economists.

Still, interesting stuff.

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