Greg Mankiw writes:Some sign a letter opposing tariffs. Others sign a letter supporting President Trump. You can guess which one I signed.Like Greg, I signed the first one and not the second one. However, had I been asked to sign the second--I wasn't--the only reason I would have refused is that it's billed as "Economists for Trump." I almost never sign a letter where the signers are taking a position in favor of a politician rather than in favor of some of a politician's policies and positions. But the author(s) of the Trump cleverly came out in favor of Trump's good policies while expressing their hope that certain things would or wouldn't happen. Here's the key section expressing hope:We believe that
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