Paul R. Krugman, formerly of Princeton and now of the New York Times, has been laying into the Sanders campaign for junk economics, because of a paper by one Dr. Gerald Friedman, which projects unusually high economic growth if Sanders’s entire program were passed.
But now we get input from another respected economist. James K. Galbraith called Drs. Krueger, Goolsbee, Romer, & Tyson to task for not actually running the numbers on Friedman’s analysis. Apparently Gerald Friedman’s much-derided growth projections for the whole Sanders framework are, well, entirely consistent with current economic science.
So we have a handful of high-profile wonks who dismissed the work out of hand because it sounded implausible.
Oh, it’s a short PDF, & I don’t want to quote too much of it, but this is a good line:
Mentioned as part of a larger context of PRK’s bias toward HRC here: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/bernie-sanders-hillary-clinton-fight_us_56c74dade4b0ec6725e25f49