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Mon Feb 24, 2014, 09:04 PM

Jim DeMint Hasnít Destroyed Heritageís Intellectual Integrity [View all]

Jim DeMint Hasnít Destroyed Heritageís Intellectual Integrity

by Paul Krugman at the NY Times

http://krugman.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/02/24/jim-demint-hasnt-destroyed-heritages-intellectual-integrity/?_php=true&_type=blogs&smid=re-share&_r=0

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The organization never had any.

I think itís interesting that DeMint has pushed Heritage into an even more blatant political role; but the subtext of such stories often seems to be that until DeMint arrived Heritage was a center of honest, serious, if conservative-leaning research.

In their dreams ó or maybe in the dreams of self-proclaimed centrists, who wanted to believe that such an organization existed.

The truth is that the pre-DeMint Heritage was Hack Central, producing garbage posing as research. It promoted the death tax scam; it proclaimed that the Ryan plan would push the unemployment rate down to 2.8 percent, then tried to send that ďresultĒ down the memory hole. Heritage economists have promoted the fallacy that government spending canít increase demand. And so on.




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