The good ‘Doctor’ didn’t even specify that he was doing that.
An economist wouldn’t. It’s standard operating procedure, to assume that other factors will not change, regardless of the politics of the analyst.
For years, and for example, the CBO used to run two projections on future deficits; one which was “based on current law”, and one which was “likely to happen”, because they knew that Congress always had and always would extend the Medicare DocFix before expiration, else doctors would decline to take Medicare en masse.
Besides, I’ve read other things he has written and I know an ideological hack when I read one.
Well, then, you have me at a disadvantage, in that I’ve only read this one article.
By the way, I commend you for being “Data Driven.” For the record, I am not a member of any ideological sect, be it conservative, liberal, libertarian, socialist, or any other. If it matters, I am a Justice Driven Rationalist (with justice itself being a matter of rationality, not ideology — or theology).
I should put an asterisk on that “Data Driven”.
My goal is to always follow the data as the primary variable in determining what policy is “best”. But I define “best” as “individual economic freedom”.
Not all define it that way.