David Harsanyi on Obama's Mythical Economic Consensus


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Since its inception, the Obama administration has engaged in the deceptive routine of claiming that "economists," "every economist" or a "consensus" among economists is in lockstep agreement over whatever policy prescription the White House happens to be peddling at the moment. But this wasn't true for the stimulus package, points out David Harsanyi, and it's certainly not true when it comes to raising the federal minimum wage.