16 Nobel Prize-winning economists claim Trump will wreck our economy. This is the reason I don’t trust them

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There they go again. Sixteen Nobel Prize-winning economists recently penned an open letter arguing that “[President] Biden’s economic agenda is vastly superior to [President] Trump [sic].”  The principal argument, echoing recent Democratic talking points, is that a second Trump presidency could actually increase inflation.  Never mind that inflation never materially exceeded 2% during the Trump administration, nor that President Biden has presided over the highest inflation in 40 years. 

The field of economics purports to be a science, priding itself on intellectual rigor and evidence-based assessments.  Yet just as campus protests lifted the veil on the radical, fact-free academic culture that infects many American universities, academic economists’ recent record of political advocacy is a potent reminder of why Americans have come to dismiss the dismal science. 

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