Friday, November 23, 2012

Chris Dillow — Economists As Dentists

What sort of reputation would dentists have if they stopped dealing with people's teeth and preferred to give the government advice on dental policy, tried to forecast the prevalence of tooth decay or called for new ways of conceptualizing mouths?
Perhaps, then, the problem with economists is that they failed to consider what function the profession can reasonably serve.
Stumbling and Mumbling
Economists As Dentists
Chris Dillow | Investors Chronicle (UK)

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