It’s an Economist’s World
Number crunchers weren’t always at the levers of power in America—and we should question where their groupthink has led us.
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In the interview, economists weren’t always at the levers of public policy in America. The New York Times’ Binyamin Appelbaum tracked the profession’s post-war movement into power, and how the laissez-faire philosophy economists (by and large) brought with them has failed us. Appelbaum is the author of The Economists’ Hour: False Prophets, Free Markets, and the Fracture of Society.
In the Spiel, hurricanes and global warming.
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