Economists weigh in for Obama
The Obama campaign’s got a new site up, ObamaForEconomy.com, where various and sundry economists and businessfolk weigh in explaining why they’re supporting Obama. [UPDATE: The site is not affiliated with the Obama campaign — it’s a labor of love by UC-Berkeley geneticist and computational biologist Lenny Teytelman. Good work Lenny!]
I like this one:
I will pay more taxes under the Obama administration, and like Warren Buffet and Adam Smith, I think that is not unreasonable. In return I get a country that: invests more in basic science research (which will grow the economy faster), understands the need for a transformative switch to a new energy economy (which gains jobs, decreases oil usage and alleviates climate problems), and regains respect on the world stage (bettering all of us in the USA, and all of us on earth). I call that a bargain.
— Peter Norvig, Ph.D., Director of Research, Google, Palo Alto, CA
Anybody seen anything similar for McCain? I’d be keen to check it out.