Why (Irish) economists’ eyes are smiling

Ireland“There’s a curious paradox about economists in Ireland today. In the middle of the financial crisis, the public standing of economists is higher than ever before. This is odd, because in most countries the claim of economists to any special knowledge about the economy (or anything else) is subject to extensive criticism …” (more)

[James Wickham, progressive-economy@TASC, 7 October]

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One Response to “Why (Irish) economists’ eyes are smiling”

  1. kevin denny Says:

    Ah another tiresome potshot at economists. There’s only one thing worse than being talked about..
    The vast majority of academic economists do not work on banking/finance so cannot be expected to have an informed opinion & to get involved in debates on the matter. Even people working in financial economics would not necessarily be familiar with the regulatory framework here. I do not feel guilty in the slightest.

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