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Having spoken with the awesome Jon Ericson, I can officially state that the proposal to put questions of macroeconomics in scope is the consensus among the Community Managers.

To wit:

I talked with the other CMs and we agree that the econ proposal won't actually overlap much with what you are trying. In particular, we hope it will be academically oriented in a way that Politics won't be. And I think expanding your scope (especially if it's a bit more technical in nature) would help out.

I have updated the On-Topic question thusly:

Just to clarify, Macroeconomics is specifically on-topic. Most public policy questions involve economic matters, so if you just need to understand how an economic principle works, ask away!

In short, let's try to keep these related to politics, but yes, ask away!

  • Yay! Thanks for the efforts to get this done (and to Jon for supporting it) – user4012 Aug 9 '14 at 23:36
  • @DVK (and everyone else): If you find closed questions that are now on topic, don't hesitate to flag them and ask us to re-open them (there's little reason to wait for 5 re-open votes now that the site's scope has been officially expanded). – yannis Aug 22 '14 at 21:31
  • This makes a lot of sense. Marx theory of capitalism was a border line which is now clearly within the scope of this SE. Thanks. :) – Jorge Leitao Dec 4 '14 at 17:40

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