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Doug Henwood – NYT Rounds Up ‘Left-Leaning Economists’ for a Unicorn Hunt

With Hillary Clinton ramping up her attacks on Bernie Sanders as a budget-buster—in the February 11 debate, she claimed  his proposals would increase the size of government by 40 percent—the New York Times(2/15/16) offered a well-timed intervention in support of her efforts: “Left-Leaning Economists Question Cost of Bernie Sanders’ Plans.” While the “left-leaning” is no doubt meant to suggest critiques from those …