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Economists have to let go of the delusion that they have all the answers

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The former leader of the Liberal party, John Hewson, has recently made several bold claims in the Australian media about the centrality of the economics profession, arguing that “we need economists more than ever to understand the world.” He argues that his economist colleagues are mostly true in saying that we can “keep calm – an economist has the answer” and that “on most issues economics provides an appropriate conceptual framework and thought discipline from which to begin.”

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