Dean Baker: Why Economists Get It Wrong

by Chris Sturr | October 24, 2008

Another insightful commentary from the inestimable Dean Baker:

Unlike custodians, cab drivers, or dishwashers, economists are not held accountable for their job performance. They can be wrong on everything they do every day of the week, and still be viewed as respected authorities by the Washington Post, and other media outlets, as well as members of Congress and others in policy positions.

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