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One Endorsement That Has Merit

National Review had one of the few endorsements for President Bush that has any merit.

368 Economists Against Kerrynomics

The challenger’s policies would bring “a lower standard of living for the American people.”

By J. Edward Carter & Cesar V. Condaeading economists have a message for America: “John Kerry favors economic policies that, if implemented, would lead to bigger and more intrusive government and a lower standard of living for the American people.”

That was the conclusion released in a statement Wednesday by 368 economists, including six Nobel laureates: Gary Becker, James Buchanan, Milton Friedman, Robert Lucas, Robert Mundell, and — the winner of this year’s Nobel Prize in Economics — Edward C. Prescott. The economists warned that Sen. Kerry’s policies “would, over time, inhibit capital formation, depress productivity growth, and make the United States less competitive internationally. The end result would be lower U.S. employment and real wage growth.”

Update: Pattericio's has the Chicago Tribune endorsement.