The question is "How do you grade the performance of the following organizations and institutions? (A = best, F = )"
Average answers (i.e. Grade Point Average) from 85 leading economics bloggers:2.3 CBO, GAO, and other watchdogs
2.2 U.S. business community
2.0 European Central Bank
1.7 U.S. Federal Reserve
1.6 World Bank / IMF
1.2 Wall Street firms
0.7 U.S. Congress
Here is the chart:
What's this all about? Tomorrow morning, the Kauffman Foundation will be releasing the results of an exciting new survey project that we have been working on for many months. It is a survey of leading economics bloggers. All of the questions were generated by and rank ordered by a blogger advisory board. Today, we are releasing a teaser e-alert with results from one of the questions, a "report card" for major economic institutions. It is fortunate that the teaser coincides with the major budget discussion because the best grade point average goes to the CBO as part of the Washington watchdog community. Without the CBO, GAO, and similar watchdogs, Washington would probably be even more dysfunctional.
Maybe it's worth noting that the CBO has a blog? (And no ... they did not participate in this survey!)