Saturday, October 19, 2013
Is The Heritage Foundation Any Worse Than It Was?
The senior GOP senator from Utah was unhappy with the role played by Heritage in the campaign to defund the Affordable Care Act. He reminisced about the good old days when the GOP could rely upon Heritage to provide intellectual support for the ideas that GOP politicians took to the electoral market. Paul Krugman argues the Heritage has been intellectually challenged since 1980. It may have reached the point in which journalists will no longer request input from Heritage on economic issues. They have been embarrassed a lot in recent years by reporting on Heritage research that has been seriously flawed. There seems to be a race to the bottom among conservative think tanks. They have been challenged to provide intellectual cover for very bad ideas.