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BLS data are key to measurement of unemployment, wages, productivity, and labor force trends. It is also key for policy analysis.

Strongly Agree  8 
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The BLS has been underfunded for several years. Key data products are at risk.

Strongly Agree  7 
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Disagree  7 
Trade has hurt blue collar workers in manufacturing in Mich, Ohio and elsewhere. But trade negotiations must balance competing interests.
see background information here 
Disagree  6 
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Strongly Agree  8 
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Agree  8 
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Uncertain  5 
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Agree  6 
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Agree  6 
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Agree  6 
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Agree  7 

Uncertain  5 
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Disagree  6 
Letting publicly traded US firms report earnings annually rather than quarterly would lead their executives to place more weight on longterm issues in their investments and other decisions.
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Uncertain  5 
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Uncertain  5 
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Agree  5 
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Uncertain  5 
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Uncertain  5 
Expanding health insurance to more people through the ACA’s public subsidies and Medicaid expansion will reduce total healthcare spending in the economy.
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Disagree  6 
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Agree  6 
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$15.00 will be high enough in the productivity distribution of workers in 2020 to substantially reduce jobs for the less skilled.

Uncertain  5 
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Disagree  5 
The median Greek citizen will be better off if there is a “yes” vote in the July 5 referendum on whether to accept the terms of the bailout package offered by Greece's creditors.
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Uncertain  5 
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Uncertain  5 
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Behavior in many complex and seemingly intractable strategic settings can be understood more clearly by working out what each party in the game will choose to do if they realize that the other parties will be solving the same problem. This insight has helped us understand behavior as diverse as military conflicts, price setting by competing firms and penalty kicking in soccer.
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Strongly Agree  8 
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Over the 19802014 period CPI probably does not fully account for quality improvements or for the value of new goods (e.g., the smartphone.)
see background information here 
Agree  7 
Californians would be better off on average if all final users in the state paid the same price for water — adjusted for quality, place and time — even if, as a result, some food prices rose sharply and some farms failed.
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The geographic price adjustments should reflect cost differences. Distributional effects need to be addressed in the transition.

Agree  7 
The Fed should wait until its preferred measure of inflation (Core PCE) is clearly rising — and not just forecast to rise — before it begins hiking interest rates.
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Uncertain  5 
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Disagree  5 
Declining to be vaccinated against contagious diseases such as measles imposes costs on other people, which is a negative externality.
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Strongly Agree  9 
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Agree  7 
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Uncertain  5 
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Strongly Agree  9 
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More is know about static effects on labor supply, labor demand and investment than on productivity growth, which is key to long term growth

Uncertain  6 
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I worry about increased scope for political influences on the forecasts.

Uncertain  5 
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Faculty will know what their university book store charges but will not know about foreign editions

Agree  5 
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Agree  7 
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Agree  7 
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Agree  6 
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Disagree  6 
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Disagree  5 
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Uncertain  5 
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Agree  7 
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Agree  8 

Agree  7 
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Amazon has some monopsony power but its platform is probably making author access easier.

Disagree  5 
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Strongly Disagree  4 
Intervention is costly and premature. So far, book consumers have probably benefited.

Disagree  5 
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Disagree  5 

Disagree  6 
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Strongly Agree  8 
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Agree  4 

Agree  5 
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Agree  6 
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Both public and private sector investments are risky. Some infrastructure projects will fail even when most have high social returns.

Uncertain  5 
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Agree  7 
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Agree  6 
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Uncertain  5 
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Agree  7 
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Agree  6 
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Disagree  7 
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Uncertain  6 
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Agree  8 
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Discriminating firms pay higher wages and draw from a smaller labor pool, raising labor costs. See Becker, The Economics of Discrimination

Agree  6 
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Agree  6 
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Agree  6 
High bandwidth traffic imposes externalities on other users.

Uncertain  5 
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Uncertain  6 
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Agree  7 
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Uncertain  5 
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Uncertain  7 
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Strongly Agree  9 

Agree  7 
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Agree  7 

Uncertain  6 
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Technical innovation will continue to be rapid, but resource and environmental constraints in a crowded world will hinder per capita growth.

Uncertain  6 
Informed postmortems of Ben Bernanke’s Fed chairmanship will judge favorably the Fed's creative and aggressive policy initiatives from autumn 2008 through early 2009.
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Agree  7 
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Price responses to predictable surges (New Years) make sense.

Agree  8 
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Cash is more efficient in a narrow sense, but holiday gift exchanges are about interpersonal relationships.

Disagree  7 
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Real income of avg the American would rise, but social strains and inequality would also increase.

Agree  5 
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I agree that the effect would be negative, but believe that it would be modest, not substantial.

Agree  6 
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Strongly Agree  9 
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The bill will reduce the policy independence of the Fed.

Strongly Disagree  7 
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Agree  5 
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Disagree  5 
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Agree  4 

Agree  6 
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Uncertain  5 
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Disagree  4 
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The mergers have reduced competition, but there might have been additional bankrupcies.

Uncertain  4 
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Federal student loands should be tied to a longer term rate such as 10 year tbill rate plus a premium, not a very short term rate.

Uncertain  5 
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Agree  7 
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Agree  6 
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There will be some bad projects, but current infrastructure needs are very large.

Uncertain  5 
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Agree  6 
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Agree  7 
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Uncertain  5 
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More public investment in preschool educated is warranted, but good targetted programs cost less and crowd out less parental invest.

Uncertain  4 
Raising the federal minimum wage to $9 per hour would make it noticeably harder for lowskilled workers to find employment.
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The weight of the evidence is that a modest increase in the minimum will have a small negative effect on employment of low skill workers.

Uncertain  5 
The distortionary costs of raising the federal minimum wage to $9 per hour and indexing it to inflation are sufficiently small compared with the benefits to lowskilled workers who can find employment that this would be a desirable policy.
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Expected earnings of low skill workers will rise because higher wages/hours will more than offset reduced employment.

Uncertain  5 
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Agree  7 
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Agree  6 
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Agree  7 
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Disagree  6 
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CPIW probably overstates inflation for the general population, but may understate it for the elderly health costs are for this group.
see background information here 
Uncertain  6 
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"Easy" is too strong, but the growth rate of medical costs and adverse demographic trends pose long term problems

Agree  7 
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Agree  7 
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Agree  6 
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Agree  6 
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Uncertain  6 
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Agree  6 
The economic benefits to the U.S. of having a
handful of banks with balance sheets greater than $1 trillion are small.
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Disagree  6 
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Agree  6 
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Agree  6 
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Agree  6 
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Strongly Agree  7 
Broad macro conditions and macro policy matter most, but targetted policies have a role.

Agree  8 
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Agree  7 
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Uncertain  5 
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Agree  7 
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Agree  7 
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Agree  8 

Agree  7 
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My guess is QE3 will have a small positive effect on GDP, but I am not well informed on this issue.

Uncertain  5 
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No Opinion 

Uncertain  5 
Even if inflationary
pressures rise substantially as a result of quantitative easing and low
interest rates, the Federal Reserve has ample tools to rein inflation back in
if it chooses to do so.
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Agree  5 
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Strongly Agree  8 
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Uncertain  4 
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Agree  7 
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Agree  7 
A tie to default rates would also help.

Agree  5 
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Agree  8 
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Uncertain  7 
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Agree  3 

Uncertain  5 
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Uncertain  5 
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Agree  7 
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Agree  5 
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Health spending per recipient can rise above current levels. Reform is needed to make health spending increases affordable given GDP growth

Agree  8 
Assuming that Germany eventually agrees to backstop the debt of southern European countries, the eurozone as a whole will be better off if that bailout is unconditional, rather than accompanied by the labor market reforms and future budget controls that Germany is demanding of countries in return.
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Uncertain  5 
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Agree  6 
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Uncertain  5 
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Strongly Disagree  9 

Strongly Disagree  7 
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Agree  8 
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Agree  8 
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Agree  4 
Faculty salary growth relative to instructional productivity matters, but other factors have played a more important role in tuition trends.

Uncertain  5 
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Agree  7 
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Disagree  5 
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Agree  6 
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Agree  7 
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Disagree  6 
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Disagree  6 
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Uncertain  5 
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Agree  7 
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Uncertain  5 
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The evidence on whether private schools and public schools outperform public schools is mixed. Students could avoid the worst schools.

Uncertain  6 
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Disagree  1 
Evidence for charter schools and for private schools in the U.S.suggests that the cream skimming problem is manageable.
see background information here 
Agree  5 
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Uncertain  5 
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Uncertain  5 
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Agree  8 
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Gains and losses are not spread evenly. Retraining programs are an important part of trade policy.

Agree  8 
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Agree  7 

Agree  6 
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Agree  6 
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Agree  2 

Agree  6 
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Agree  2 

Agree  5 
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Agree  7 
Taking into account all of the ARRA’s economic consequences — including the economic costs of raising taxes to pay for the spending, its effects on future spending, and any other likely future effects — the benefits of the stimulus will end up exceeding its costs.
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Uncertain  6 
Local ordinances that limit rent increases for some rental housing units, such as in New York and San Francisco, have had a positive impact over the past three decades on the amount and quality of broadly affordable rental housing in cities that have used them.
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The typical chief executive officer of a publicly traded corporation in the U.S. is paid more than his or her marginal contribution to the firm's value.
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Agree  2 

Uncertain  4 
Mandating that U.S. publicly listed corporations must allow shareholders to cast a nonbinding vote on executive compensation was a good idea.
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Agree  2 

Uncertain  5 
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Strongly Agree  9 
There is a lot of evidence that technical change has favored more skilled workers over the past 3 decades
see background information here 
Agree  7 
If the US replaced
its discretionary monetary policy regime with a gold standard,
defining a "dollar" as a specific number of ounces of gold, the
pricestability and employment outcomes would be better for the average
American.
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Strongly Disagree  8 

Strongly Disagree  8 
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Strongly Agree  9 
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Strongly Agree  7 
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Agree  4 

Agree  8 
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Agree  5 
Credible assumptions for
inflation, GDP growth and primary budget deficits in Italy imply that either
the DebttoGDP ratio in Italy would increase sharply if Italian
interest rates on 10year government debt remained at the November 30
level of around 7 percent or Italy would lose access to the bond
market.
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Did Not Answer 

Agree  6 
Absent outside help to deal
with runs, such as a pledge of fiscal support from Germany or an unlimited
commitment by the ECB to buy bonds, there is no spendingandtax plan
Italy can announce that would be credible enough
to hold its interest rates low enough to stabilize its
DebttoGDP ratio.
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Did Not Answer 

Uncertain  5 
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Disagree  5 

Strongly Disagree  8 
Federal mandates that
government purchases should be “buy American” unless there are exceptional
circumstances,
such as in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, have a significant positive impact on U.S. manufacturing employment.
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Uncertain  6 
The policies will boost demand for U.S. manufacturing, at least in short run. But other countries may retaliate.

Disagree  5 
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Agree  7 
The interest deduction distorts consumption decisions in favor of housing and narrows the income tax base, requiring higher tax rates.

Agree  7 
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No Opinion 
Corporate finance is not my area.

Agree  7 
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Strongly Agree  9 

Strongly Agree  8 
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Strongly Disagree  9 

Disagree  7 
The Chinese government
pursues policies that keep the renminbi's exchange rate vis à vis the dollar
lower than it would be if the currency floated without those policies.
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Agree  6 
Public school students would receive
a higher quality education if they all had the option of taking the government
money (local, state, federal) currently being spent on their own
education and turning that money into vouchers that they
could use towards covering the costs of any private school or public school of
their choice (e.g. charter schools).
Vote  Confidence  Comments  Median Survey Vote  Median Survey Confidence 

Uncertain  5 
The evidence is mixed on the benefits of school choice.

Uncertain  6 
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Strongly Agree  9 
The labor supply literature strongly suggests that the revenue gain from a higher rate will outweigh a small reduction in labor supply.

Agree  8 
The cumulative budget shortfalls in the US over the next 10 years can be reduced by half (or more) purely by increasing the federal marginal tax rate on ordinary income for those in the top tax bracket.
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Disagree  8 
Broad based tax reform and reductions in projected expenditures, particularly on health, will be required.

Disagree  7 
Vote  Confidence  Comments  Median Survey Vote  Median Survey Confidence 

Uncertain  1 

Disagree  4 