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  • Economics is Hard. Don’t Let Bloggers Tell You Otherwise

    07/03/2010 6:43:19 AM PDT · by 1rudeboy · 162 replies · 1+ views
    scribd.com ^ | June 17, 2010 | Kartik Athreya
    Abstract In this essay, I argue that neither non-economist bloggers, nor economists who portray economics —especially macroeconomic policy— as a simple enterprise with clear conclusions, are likely to contibute any insight to discussion of economics and, as a result, should be ignored by an open-minded lay public. The following is a letter to open-minded consumers of the economics blogosphere. In the wake of the recent financial crisis, bloggers seem unable to resist commentating routinely about economic events. It may always have been thus, but in recent times, the manifold dimensions of the financial crisis and associated recession have given fillip...