Friday, 27 January 2017

Quote of the Day: On not being fooled by economists

 

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“The purpose of studying economics is not to acquire a set of ready-made answers to
economic questions, but to learn how to avoid being deceived by economists.”

~ Joan Robinson

PS: If only Robinson’s own economics was a match for her acerbic wit. Sadly …

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2 comments:

  1. The whole point is that she realises that Economic theory was, and is a failing discipline, within the larger scope of peoples' endeavours.

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    1. Not exactly. Her claim is that all economic theory is imbued with propaganda of some variant, and it's important to extract that from an economist's claims first.

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