He needs a dose of Xavier

At the risk of beating an undead horse, here's the advice that Columbia professor and Nobel Prize for Economics winner Joseph Stigliz has for Bush:

Before the speech, I would like to give him a little Econ 101 lesson so that he understands how enlarged fiscal deficits, large household debt and a job deficit are not actually sources of economic strength. Otherwise, he could turn into a textbook example of bad economic management.

The fact that anyone with the smallish shred of economic knowledge could give Bush a pass on the economy is inexcusable. Economics isn't black magic; it's a (social) science, and just like any other science, there are objective truths. Bush's assault on scientic fact (yes, obviously that site's a joke) and the nation's inability to call him on it is disgraceful.


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