Deliver us from duelling dons

Ireland“… In the last week we got a unique glimpse into the world of economics through the Nama wars – or ‘Calculators at Dawn: When Economists Attack’. We learnt for example that economists aren’t very good at going to war with each other. Take Professor Brian Lucey of Trinity College. When he circulated a letter attacking Nama to 250 economics lecturers around the country asking them to sign it, one of the guys he emailed the letter to was Alan Ahearne, Mr Nama. This was the equivalent of Churchill emailing his strategy to Hitler …” (more)

[Independent, 30 August]

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