Monday, June 28, 2010

Kartik Artheya

Kartik Artheya makes a reasonable point, perhaps.

"Economics is hard. Really hard. You just won't believe how vastly hugely mindboggingly hard it is. I mean you may think doing the Sunday Times crossword is difficult, but that's just peanuts to economics. And because it is so hard, people shouldn’t blithely go shooting their mouths off about it, and pretending like it’s so easy. In fact, we would all be better off if we just ignored these clowns.”


(Note: no link, because it was taken down. I heard about this from that cutie Will Wilkinson)
(UPDATE: Here is a link. Thanks, Angus!)

Though, to be fair to Angus and me, we rarely say what government or anyone else SHOULD do. Neither of us believes we really know that, and we are most skeptical of people who say they do know.

What we generally say is that what IS BEING DONE is pretty darned dumb. Kartik A is saying that what is BEING SAID is pretty darned dumb, too.