Argentina: Great Economists, Awful Economy

Maybe brilliance really is born of tragedy.

Some Argentinians didn't study economics.

Photographer: Daniel Garcia/AFP/Getty Images

Our career choices are often shaped by our personal tragedies. Someone who loses a parent to cancer may decide to become an oncologist. Someone who grows up around crime may go into criminal psychology. I think about this principle when I see Argentinian macroeconomists. 

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