If you get your economic information from Brookings, you’re a Liberal. If you get your economic information from AEI you’re a conservative. If you get your economic information from Heritage you’re an idiot.
I read Brookings, AEI and The Hoover Institution on a regular basis. I like to think of myself as being pretty comfortable with Economic Theory. Or at the very least, comfortable enough that whenever I read anything from Heritage I wince in horror. If you brag about being endorsed by a right-wing Drug Fiend, clearly there is something wrong. AEI has Newt and Bork. People who I regularly disagree with, but respect. Heritage has Rush.