Why can't liberal and conservative economists agree?

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    Why? Why can't they agree over something like this?
     
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    Something like what?
     
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    Good question.

    In general itÂ’s likely the same reason why liberal and conservative jurists disagree: politics.
     
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    They do when they're working in the market because that's when they have to accept what is or they're out of a job. When economists work for universities or journalists they have to agree with their political faction or they're out of a job. I work in the market and when I talk economics with a Democrat at work we agree on everything having to do with economics.
     
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    They do not agree because they have different agendas.

    As they are seeking different outcomes, they want different policies.
     
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    Every field of study has differing opinions.

    I think economics can be pretty easy if you look at the history of this nation you can see what worked and what didnt.

    Stimulus worked in the great depression.

    EVERYONE agreed it worked at the time.

    The right just tried to rewrite history because history trash their failed ideas.

    The left was proven correct by history.

    So the right decided to change history.
     
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    That would mean economists agree on which economic policies produce which economic outcomes. Those whose priority is political ideology will ignore economic reality and say whatever supports the party line.
     
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    Why? Because it is a subjective topic. Not rocket science.... but sadly it appears above the intellectual paygrade of many, irrational, people.
     
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    :lol:

    I would agree with you.... but then we'd both be wrong.
     
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    What I find most amusing is that when even an economist as liberal as Christina Romer agrees with conservative economists that raising taxes in a weak economy is a bad idea...people like TruthMatters and so many of the rest of you progressives are still here day after day calling for tax hikes on the wealthy.

    Sometimes economics boils down to just common sense...or the lack thereof...
     

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