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When economists agree

Robert Whaples surveyed members of the American Economic Association. He covered lots of ground and found quite a lot of agreement, nearly all in the less-government direction.

Survey write-up here.

Greg Mankiw summarizes some findings here, including:

    ´ 87.5 percent agree that "the U.S. should eliminate remaining tariffs and other barriers to trade."
    ´ 85.2 percent agree that "the U.S. should eliminate agricultural subsidies."
    ´ 67.1 percent agree that "parents should be given educational vouchers which can be used at government-run or privately-run schools."
    ´ 65.0 percent agree that "the U.S. should increase energy taxes."
    ´ 90.1 percent disagree with the position that "the U.S. should restrict employers from outsourcing work to foreign countries."

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