I need to unlearn the economics I was taught in college, relentlessly reinforced through conventional wisdom and its advertising program, and relearn it from the perspective of close observation of reality.
|By: masaccio Sunday April 4, 2010 10:30 am|
Stability is the primary purpose of financial regulation. Efficiency is a distant second. Too bad for all of us economists and the likes of Alan Greenspan got it backward.
|By: masaccio Saturday March 13, 2010 2:00 pm|
Econned by Yves Smith shows how economists persuaded the political and media elites that they knew what they were doing. Smith shows that they didn’t, and then shows how Wall Street traders and their bosses exploited the world those economists and their corporate sponsors created. The result was financial collapse. Economists aren’t held accountable, and neither are the people who profited.