Do members of Congress need a business or economics major to make good economic policy? We better hope not, because a new study from the Employment Policies Institute found that only 22 percent of congressmen majored in those subjects, The Hill
About 14 percent of the members of Congress majored in a business-related discipline, while 8.4 percent majored in an economics-related field, the study found.
A 55.7 percent majority of the lawmakers majored in government, law, or the humanities, while 11.5 percent majored in science- or technology-related areas, the study said.
"This research suggests that our elected representatives may want to dust off their Econ 101 textbook [if they have one] before trying to tackle weighty questions about the impact of taxes, spending, and debt on our economy and the labor market," an institute statement said.
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