Commentary Magazine


Blinding Us with Science

Abe Greenwald quotes President Obama as saying this morning that science ”is about ensuring that scientific data is never distorted or concealed to serve a political agenda and that we make scientific decisions based on facts, not ideology.”

But as Peter Wehner points out today, the distinguished economic columnist Robert Samuelson accuses the president, in his proposed budget, precisely of distorting and concealing economic data to serve a political agenda and making economic decisions based on ideology, not facts.

So I guess economics isn’t a science, at least in Washington, D.C.