Today, we present a guest post written by Jeffrey Frankel, Harpel Professor at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, and formerly a member of the White House Council of Economic Advisers.
At the end of October, several hundred of us economists signed a strongly-worded letter opposing Donald Trump. The Wall Street Journal reported on it Tuesday, 11/1/16 (“Prominent Economists, Including Eight Nobel Laureates: ‘Do Not Vote for Donald Trump’”). Then MSN, NBC, Time, Fortune, CNBC, CNN, NPR and the Washington Post, among others.
Meanwhile, 19 Nobel Laureates signed another letter endorsing Hillary Clinton.That one really should have gotten more attention than it did.
The WSJ earlier surveyed all previous members of the President’s Council of Economic Advisers, spanning eight presidential administrations, Republican and Democrat. Not a single one supported Trump, including the Republicans!
This post written by Jeffrey Frankel.