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Mark Gilbert

A Physics Lesson for Central Bankers

When the facts are at odds with your theory, it's time to think again.
Particles as policy guides.

Particles as policy guides.

Photographer: FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP/GettyImages

The world is braced for the discovery of a fifth fundamental force of nature -- the four known ones being electromagnetism, gravity, and strong and weak nuclear forces -- that subverts the so-called standard model of particle physics. Given the lackluster outlook for global growth, maybe economics needs a similar revolution.  

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