Sunday, September 6, 2009

Let's Be Practical

Barry Eichengreen, a professor at Cal-Berkeley, writes an essay in The National Interest about the future of economics after the fallout from the last year's crisis:
"...Work in economics, including the abstract model building in which theorists engage, will be guided more powerfully by this real-world observation. It is about time.

Should this reassure us that we can avoid another crisis? Alas, there is no such certainty. The only way of being certain that one will not fall down the stairs is to not get out of bed. But at least economists, having observed the history of accidents, will no longer recommend removing the handrail."

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