“I just don’t think economists have any comparative advantage” in answering these questions, said Joel Slemrod, a University of Michigan professor and a leading expert on taxation. “There are a lot of reasons why sensible people might disagree about the answers to the fiscal questions that we face. It’s a value judgment that the citizens of the country have to make.”
Politicians Can’t Agree on Debt? Well, Neither Can Economists
By BINYAMIN APPELBAUM
Published: July 17, 2011 , New York Times
Then what are we listening to them for and why are we continuing to support the universities who turned them out?