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Op-Ed columnist, The New York Times

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This is my new lede for everything.
Retweeted by David LeonhardtTrump said more than 24 hours ago he had proof Rep. Wilson was lying. He still hasn't provided the proof.
Retweeted by David Leonhardt“Hi customer service here, how can we fix capitalism for you”
Retweeted by David Leonhardtin case you're interested, the president of United States just accused the FBI of engaging in treason with Russia
Retweeted by David LeonhardtEconomic growth is one exception to the administration's overall chaos. Will Trump risk that, too? asks @DLeonhardt
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Low unemployment? Check. Low inflation? Check A second term for Janet Yellen?
Retweeted by David LeonhardtI'd be surprised if Trump chose Yellen, but not shocked. It'd be the savvy move for his own sake. @JBuchdahl @mattbai @nytimes With their payroll, it's only news when they don't win. @jeremybowers There's always today.Nice stock market you've got there.... So when we have a Commander in Chief respond to a combat death with, "he knew what he signed up for," it tells us a few things.
Retweeted by David Leonhardt3. I did two tours in combat as an infantry officer and I never met a soldier who thought dying was a reasonable result of their service.
Retweeted by David LeonhardtI highly recommend this thread --->
I'm worried about jinxing it or something, still happy to report I'm working on this book, should be out next fall.…
Retweeted by David LeonhardtVery excited to announce that @databyler will be joining @weeklystandard next week, helping to anchor our coverage of politics/elections.
Retweeted by David LeonhardtThe 3 VA GOV polls today: - Roanoke: Northam 50, Gillespie 44 - Wason Center: Northam 48, Gillespie 44 - Monmouth: Gillespie 48, Northam 47
Retweeted by David LeonhardtThe condolence letter is in the mail. hail the spreadsheet. this is apparently multi-day news, let's recall that—like Khzir Kahn—Kelly deserves sensitivity & respect in…
Retweeted by David LeonhardtRecent @CEA report on corporate tax cuts misinterprets results of our (Desai Foley Hines) paper on corporate tax incidence (1/4)
Retweeted by David LeonhardtAttention health care wonks: this would be a terrific opportunity in a state known for pioneering health reforms.
Retweeted by David LeonhardtThis was a central paper to the range of estimates for worker income growth in the CEA study.
Retweeted by David LeonhardtAnd the web version:
President Trump has never tweeted negatively about a state he won, or positively about a state he lost
Retweeted by David LeonhardtThe Leper Colony Model was also a central part of the AHCA
Retweeted by David LeonhardtImportant thread from @larry_levitt who is breaking down the impact of ending payments for cost sharing reductions.
Retweeted by David LeonhardtUgh.“This stuff is really bad,” the health care expert Aviva Aron-Dine said, “but it’s not nearly as bad as repeal."
Retweeted by David LeonhardtTrump's No. 1 strategy to sabotage Obamacare is to segregate the healthy and sick into different insurance markets.
Trumpcare is here. But there are ways to fight it.
@ToryNewmyer Thanks for that nice mention -- and your impressive memory.
Setting aside the larger White House problems, I think this is a mostly legitimate defense. Many of us have this pr…, econ nerds! Today's BV post is about the Econ Nobel. Specifically, about what it HASN'T been given for yet.
Retweeted by David Leonhardt @edfischman I'll respectfully dissent. GDP pays for food, shelter, education and health. Over centuries, many have died for lack of it. @stoweboyd @jbenton Fixed. Thank you. @pashulman Check out the late 1930s, though. @pulledbackhigh5 Column notes that, but also check out late 1930s boom. (Also, thanks on 1929/2009. That's fixed.)Our post-crisis recovery is on the verge of being weaker -- a decade-plus later -- than the post-Depression recovery. @jbenton Thank you. Fixing. @UpsetPatterns Yes, without doubt.My goodness. chart really surprised me.
Keeping children frm breathing coal NOT a priority for Pruitt EPA. @DLeonhardt 2-min read on Clean Power Plan repeal
Retweeted by David LeonhardtIt is frankly disgusting that the president made this statement.
Retweeted by David LeonhardtWrite articles explaining why he's wrong Give speeches doing the same. But, goodness, don't act as if you can't wi…'m just going to shout this. PUERTO RICANS DON'T HAVE WATER AND SO THEY'RE TRYING TO DRINK WATER FROM ***SUPERFUND…
Retweeted by David Leonhardt.@DLeonhardt in the @nytimes on the Clean Power Plan repeal: "Here, Breathe This Coal"
Retweeted by David LeonhardtCongrats to @LATChrisGoffard and @latimes on the success of the 'Dirty John' podcast. I highly recommend it.Really important point. Means that a decent amount of issue polling around elections has marginal value. is a good day to remember that Anita Hill alleged gross sexual harassment by a man now sitting on the Supreme Court.
Retweeted by David LeonhardtIf Obama said Fox's license should possibly be terminated for being wrong about him, that'd be like a month-long national story.
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Interesting headline in the @nypost. cc @GhostPanther @adamdavidson and @selenagomez
Retweeted by David LeonhardtThe @NYTimes has 3 Nobel economists writing for it: @RobertJShiller, @paulkrugman & @R_Thaler, making it one of the world's best econ depts.
Retweeted by David LeonhardtCan we get Ben Carson into this?
Retweeted by David LeonhardtUnacceptable. Repealing the Clean Power Plan is a dangerous mistake; this admin is failing to protect us from climate pollution (thread)
Retweeted by David LeonhardtThat @peterbakernyt sure can write. Cohn & Mnuchin's claims on taxes are "outright up-is-down falsehoods mocked by various fact-checkers."
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@dandrezner By joining the administration? Or something else?"In order to do good economics you have to keep in mind that people are human" #RichardThaler gets #NobelPrize
Retweeted by David LeonhardtYour occasional reminder that Green Party got nearly 2X more votes in deciding states of MI, WI and PA than Trump's…
Retweeted by David Leonhardt @bcmassey @R_Thaler Thanks!w/so much of GOP pass-through rate going to top 1%, conservative Tax Foundation can't justify it. my @cnbc column
Retweeted by David LeonhardtThis is the most underrated paper that @R_Thaler has ever written (with @bcmassey) , according to @R_Thaler: you, Diamondbacks.
Retweeted by David LeonhardtMajor TV networks gave 220 minutes to policy in 2008. In 2016, it was 32 minutes. HRC email story got 100 minutes
Retweeted by David LeonhardtI'd forgotten about this phrase: "... an economist widely considered to be a serious candidate for a Nobel Prize," @DLeonhardt @GaryCohn45 @stevenmnuchin1 Both say absurd things about economics to please POTUS. @stevenmnuchin1 al…
Retweeted by David Leonhardt @DLeonhardt .@DLeonhardt does not distinguish morally between @GaryCohn45 & @stevenmnuchin1. 1/2
Retweeted by David LeonhardtThank you. I'm about to RT his follow-up critique of the column. one laureate to another..."Nobel in economics awarded to Richard Thaler is one for non-economists to celebrate." @DLeonhardt
Retweeted by David LeonhardtMemo to Cohn and Steven Mnuchin: Try to avoid being punchlines. @DLeonhardt
Retweeted by David LeonhardtMy piece on Richard Thaler's Nobel, which is being regularly updated:
Retweeted by David LeonhardtIn the early stages of promoting Trump’s tax cut, Cohn and Mnuchin have made statements that are blatantly false
Retweeted by David Leonhardt1/8 No economist has made economics more interesting to policymakers, the private sector, and the general public th…
Retweeted by David Leonhardt @editbarry I do. But "falsehoods" and "untruths" are good English words as well.A plea to Cohn and Mnuchin: Please stop telling outright falsehoods about taxes. It will hurt you, too, in the end. News: Richard H. Thaler was awarded the Nobel Prize in economics for his work on the psychology of markets
Retweeted by David LeonhardtIf you're not an economist and you read the work of only one economist, it should be @R_Thaler. Make that: Nobel…