Should We Believe Economists on Health Care?

Nice article in today's NY Times  contrasting the economists behind the Obama and McCain campaigns.  Uwe Reinhardt of Princeton gets the last word.

Economics practiced in the political arena is often just "ideology marketed in the guise of science."     

"I give a lecture on whether you can trust economist, and I tell them no... I tell them if at  the end of the year I tell you the time of day and you trust me, I have failed."