The Trouble With Economics

A new book examines the dangers of hubris in the dismal science.

Most Economists. (Self-Portrait.)

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Dani Rodrik's new book, "Economics Rules," asks what's wrong with the discipline and how to put it right. It's full of good insights, and has some sage advice for producers and consumers of economic knowledge. If you're at all interested in economics you'll want to read it. But I think it mischaracterizes one important aspect of the problem.

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