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The pinnacle of irony is for one well trained in economics to be told by one who is not that he doesn't understand much economics. That is bizarre, but so it goes.
What is bizarre is that how little academic economics has to do with the real world, which opens "trained economists" to this kind of attack.

Finance is the brain [tumour] of the economy
by Carrie (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Sun Jul 21st, 2013 at 04:19:12 PM EST
Yes, for most of my mainstream colleagues, the correct phrasing would not be "you don't understand much economics", but rather, "you don't understand much about the economy".

I've been accused of being a Marxist, yet while Harpo's my favourite, it's Groucho I'm always quoting. Odd, that.
by BruceMcF (agila61 at netscape dot net) on Tue Jul 23rd, 2013 at 02:30:39 AM EST
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