Friday, January 24, 2014

Oh, snap

From Paul Krugman:

Suddenly the buzz is that the Heritage Foundation is coming back to its senses. The supposed evidence of this shift is the foundation’s decision to hire Stephen Moore, formerly of the WSJ editorial page, as its chief economist.

And to be fair, on some issues — mainly immigration — Moore does seem relatively moderate. But he’s being hired as an economist — and his position there is deeply, irredeemably anti-intellectual.

... The point, anyway, is that the newly non-crazy Heritage will now have a chief economist who is the equivalent, for the dismal science, of having a chief scientist who denies climate change and evolution. If this counts as a move toward sanity, think of what that says about the starting point.

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