Kauffman Blogger Survey: Economic Sexiness Coming

I don’t know who you have to know to be involved in the Kauffman Economic Outlook survey of bloggers, maybe I post too many Ice Cube videos here to be consulted alongside all the professors.  Whatever, their loss.


Kauffffffffffman did its annual survey of 200 economics bloggers, all in all it seemed more constructive than you might have thought.  Some highlights below:

Despite the constant headwinds facing the U.S. economy, bloggers are gradually tilting toward a net positive outlook…

  • A majority (63 percent) of respondents believe the government is too involved in the economy, despite the largely non-partisan identification of panel members.
  • No respondents to this survey characterize the economy as “weak and recessing,” an improvement over previous surveys.
  • Asked about the most desirable changes to the U.S. K-12 education system, five changes had over 70 percent support, the strongest being “more flexibility for principals to hire and fire,” with 81 percent agreeing, half of those strongly. Respondents viewed “greater federal involvement” as the most negative of the options suggested, with 59 percent disagreeing.
  • More top economics bloggers blame Republicans than Democrats for the current political gridlock, but the majority didn’t blame either party – or blamed both equally. Only 16 percent don’t consider gridlock a problem.

For more, visit Kauffman.org here.




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