Saturday, February 14, 2009
Mankiw says we live in a land of make believe where economists agree on most of the important issues of the day. Hardly. I use this survey (which Mankiw I know has posted in the past) in my class when I teach macro - he just so happens to have pulled issues where economists agree on specific things. There are plenty where they don't. Either way, I for one have never put much weight behind whether or not scientists agree on this or that. ---especially when the economists you are asking all have the same mainstream bend. That just begs for bias.