Thursday, February 21, 2008

Cocky Economists

I perused some quotations of econmists recently, and there were some interesting ones here's one from JM Keynes:

"If economists could manage to get themselves thought of as humble, competent people on a level with dentists, that would be splendid." The Future, Chapter Five.

Here's a related quote from a journalist for the KC Star (which I have to credit to Adam McKinnie as well because he signs his emails with it:

"For the person who stands steadfast in the face of life's big questions, the movies or music or painting or poetry is nothing more than a pleasant diversion, something to pass the time. The person who is rock solid in his or her beliefs, who never battles with doubt, who feels he's on the one true path and sees no point in exposing himself to the thoughts of others -- that person has no need of art. That person should buy a bass boat." -Robert W Butler, KC Star

I think the world is telling me to shut the hell up for a couple of days.


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