Is it similar to minimum wage in that opinion is approximately split down party lines, seen in this 2006 survey: https://people.uwec.edu/jamelsem/fte/fte/efl/teacher_stuff/articles/economists_agree.pdf?

Why or why not?

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    $\begingroup$ Economists study things like "What will happen if we introduce food stamps?", not "Should we introduce food stamps?". "Should" depends on our goals and values. Your question is basically about percentage of economists that have pro-basic welfare values $\endgroup$
    – user161005
    Mar 15, 2020 at 5:05
  • $\begingroup$ "split down party lines" What country are you talking about? $\endgroup$
    – Giskard
    Mar 15, 2020 at 5:22
  • $\begingroup$ That study is for the USA, so that is what I was referring to. $\endgroup$ Mar 15, 2020 at 16:25
  • $\begingroup$ Is anything in the USA not split down party lines? $\endgroup$
    – user253751
    Mar 16, 2020 at 13:05
  • $\begingroup$ @user253751 gregmankiw.blogspot.com/2009/02/… $\endgroup$ Mar 16, 2020 at 23:59


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