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.
And to a large extent he\’s right.
Although I shall avail myself of the let out offered by that insistence upon macroeconomics….something I generally point out that I don\’t do.
There are a few basic things which can be said: comparative advantage, incentives, tax incidence and so on. And you\’ll find that most of the economics in this blog is of those rather basic things.
So, as I say, I\’ll take the get out there….now, can we think of any people who do not merit the allowance of such a get out?