Friday morning, I appeared on C-SPAN’s Washington Journal with Isabel Sawhill of the Brookings Institution. The discussion touched on economic policies from free trade, to stimulus, to future spending. There were many areas of agreement, including: the need for future spending restraint, the benefits of free trade, and the harm that is done by excessive taxation. There were, of course, a few areas of disagreement—particularly over the benefits of fiscal stimulus and government investment. As one might expect from a pro like Ms. Sawhill, none of these disagreements were was ever expressed in a disagreeable tone.
Here is a link to Isabel’s page at Brookings.
Addendum: “none” is singular and the prepositional phrase “of these disagreements” doesn’t affect the verb choice. Therefore, “were” should be “was.” Thank you to William Mitchell for noting the error.