Let’s take this idea seriously:
Operation Moonshot ignored screening experts. No wonder it’s failing
Government policy must be designed by experts. We must be a technocracy.
So, that’s pretty much all left wing economics in the bin then. as pretty much no one who grasps the subject signs up to those wilder shores of idiocy.
Do note that economists, as a profession, do actually lean left – leftier than the general population. It’s just that they propose policies which work, however they might appear to lean right when doing so.
For example, we want to improve the living standards of the poor. Lefty answer, abolish capitalism and those icky markets. Economists’ answer – more capitalism please and definitely, definitely more markets.