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Schulz to Chait: Why Isn’t Obama an Empiricist?

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Support for free trade is overwhelming among economists. That support is rooted in theory and facts. Indeed, there is far less debate about the merits of free trade among economists than there is among scientists about climate change. And yet Obama leads a political movement that rejects this economic reality. Jon’s nothing if not scrupulous, so I look forward to his multi-part blog series on the anti-empiricism of Obama, Nancy Pelosi, and other anti-trade Democrats holding up free trade agreements.

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