“I am going to become an economist. Is there any other profession where you are paid to be wrong 100% of the time?”
Well, yes, you could write articles for the Wall Street Journal about how 2013 is going to be a banner year for economic growth and employment (as they have been doing lately). For that matter, you could be just like most members of the media, including Bob Costas at halftime of football games.
I stand corrected!