Earlier this week, the Romney camp released a warm letter of endorsement signed by scores of prominent economists, which began:
We enthusiastically endorse Governor Mitt Romney’s economic plan to create jobs and restore economic growth while returning America to its tradition of economic freedom. The plan is based on proven principles: a more contained and less intrusive federal government, a greater reliance on the private sector, a broad expansion of opportunity without government favors for special interests, and respect for the rule of law including the decision-making authority of states and localities.
Aside from the predictably conservative content, several things struck me about the economists’ letter. Read more