Room for Debate: Are Economists Overrated?

“One in 100 articles in The New York Times over the past few years have used the term ‘economist,’ a much greater rate than other academic professions, according to a recent article in The Upshot. Economic analysis and pronouncements are crucial to most policy decisions and debates.

But given the profession’s poor track record in forecasting and planning, and the continued struggles of many Americans, have we given economists too much authority?”

http://www.nytimes.com/roomfordebate/2015/02/09/are-economists-overrated?action=click&pgtype=Homepage&version=Moth-Visible&module=inside-nyt-region&region=inside-nyt-region&WT.nav=inside-nyt-region

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