Monday, April 11, 2016

Noah Smith — Astrologers and macroeconomists

I like to keep track of "econ diss" articles, since that's what this blog was mostly about for its first few years of existence. Most of them leave a lot to be desired. But here's one I really like, in Aeon magazine, by philosophy prof Alan Levinovitz.
Levinovitz likens modern-day macroeconomics to mathematical astrology in the early Chinese empire. And in fact, the parallel sounds pretty accurate. The article is worth reading just to learn about classical Chinese astrology, actually.…
Astrologers and macroeconomists
Noah Smith | Assistant Professor of Finance, Stony Brook University

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