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Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Quote of the Day, With a Moment of Reality Baiting

Krugman has been a bit self-referential, lately, some of it in response to questions like, "When were you and that dead guy ever for surpluses?"

Here he gets into his prognostication track record:

Update: Oh, wow — I’ve only had time to skim the underlying paper (pdf), but here’s what it says, based on evidence, about what makes a good prognosticator:
Perhaps most importantly, being a good prognosticator seems to be a product of choices, not birth. Anyone can be good; all they need to do is avoid law school and buy into liberalism as an overarching philosophy.

No surprise here.  We all know that reality has a liberal bias.  (5:10 at the vid.)

Fortunately, I also avoided law school (though I did get a damned MBA.)

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