-To: Diane Lim Rogers of Concord Coalition

An alternative to popular faith

        Here is copy of an Email sent to Diane Lim Rogers, the chief economist of the Concord Coalition. We been trying to discover what she does, other than to parrot the Concord, debt-hawk party line. We decided to ask her for some information a real economist would know and, considering her position, want to share.
        (Frankly, we didn’t expect an answer, and as of October 30th, have not received one. Instead, she removed our comments from her blog.)

October 7, 2009

“Hello Diane,
        For the past 17 years, the Concord Coalition has been “dedicated to educating the public about the causes and consequences of federal budget deficits (and) the long-term challenges facing America’s unsustainable entitlement programs.”
        By now, you must have assembled vast amounts of evidence supporting your mission. Can you share some of your evidence showing that our admittedly large and growing deficit has adverse economic consequences and cannot support entitlement programs?
        Thank you for any enlightenment you can provide.”

Rodger Malcolm Mitchell

One thought on “-To: Diane Lim Rogers of Concord Coalition

  1. October 18, 2009

    No surprise. She never answered. If you write to her she won’t answer you, either. If you go to her “Mom” website or to the Concord site, you won’t find any supporting data, either.

    The reason: Neither Concord, nor Ms. Rogers has any data to support their belief deficits have an adverse affect on the economy. It’s a myth they promulgate to collect money from believers.


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