The New York Times is actually doing analysis of public policy. Seems like a good idea in principle! The practice is another story:
Seems bad! Only:
The assessment found that if the tax raised as much new federal revenue as Ms. Warren intends, and if the proceeds went toward reducing the federal debt, annual economic growth would slow from an average of 1.5 percent to an average of just over 1.3 percent over a decade.
This is, as you have probably guessed, not actually an analysis of Elizabeth Warren’s plan at all then:
LEFT: The New York Times describing as Elizabeth Warren’s plan something that is not in fact Elizabeth Warren’s plan.
RIGHT: Elizabeth Warren’s actual plan, readily available in the “Plans” section of her website. pic.twitter.com/Qk6BOJysDb— Jamison Foser (@jamisonfoser) November 14, 2019
This is just embarrassing stuff, and this is particularly true because of Warren’s plan was actually to focus on reducing the deficit you know that the Times would be much more positive in reporting it.