Friday, August 01, 2008
Is Obama Anti-Science?
The Bush administration has been criticized, and often quite legitimately, for being anti-intellectual, not listening to experts or scientists on an issue. But in fact is Barack Obama, the Chosen One, the same way, especially in regards to economists.
The most famous example was from the debates, where he answered that he would raise the capital gains tax, regardless of whether experts said it would lower tax revenue, that fairness was the important factor.
Well now in an interview with NPR, he repeats the same argument, in regards to a "windfall profit tax" on oil revenues: