Here is the money quote about our President:
They also have an interesting exchange about the academic market for ideas.
Roberts: What is your perception of the President as a consumer of economic
Mankiw: I think he's got a great intuition for economics—he doesn't think like an economist in the sense of thinking in terms of equations and graphs. He was an undergraduate history major and that's a pretty good description of how he thinks about things.
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