In an open letter released Tuesday and addressed to the American people, 70 Nobel laureates “strongly and fully” endorsed Hillary Clinton for the presidency. “To preserve our freedoms, protect our constitutional government, safeguard our national security, and ensure that all members of our nation will be able to work together for a better future,” the letter began, “it is imperative that Hillary Clinton be elected as the next President of the United States.” The Nobel recipients in economics, physics, chemistry, and medicine suggested that the next president must be someone displaying “vigorous support for science and technology” and someone with the intent to promote innovation with “sensible immigration and education policies” to bolster the scientific workforce. Among the signatories were this year’s economics prize recipient Oliver Hart, and this year’s chemistry prize winner J. Fraser Stoddart. Noticeably absent from the letter is 2008 economics Nobel prize winner and New York Times columnist Paul Krugman, who has been quite supportive of Clinton’s policies in the past.
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