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  •  very true (1+ / 0-)
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    I just feel like  of all academic disciplines, Economics really is one of the more corrupt ones.

    It really has a deep incestuous relationship with Business and modern corporatism.

    We're talking about top academics that run off to start hedge funds and stuff.

    and HAP (in the Financial Times op-ed) call the methodological makes "defensible" -- so i dont know. i don't really think this will blow up to be too much and I think the top Harvard economists will remain tenured and gainfully employed doing research for the private industry :>

    Deficits don't matter, jobs do.

    by aguadito on Wed Apr 17, 2013 at 08:23:29 AM PDT

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    •  Probably not the only one (1+ / 0-)
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      E.g. chemical engineering, poly sci, law, etc.

      "Liberty without virtue would be no blessing to us" - Benjamin Rush, 1777

      by kovie on Wed Apr 17, 2013 at 08:49:11 AM PDT

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      •  Yeah, but speaking of academia, what does Fox (0+ / 0-)

        News have to say about it (snicker)?

        Of all the preposterous assumptions of humanity over humanity, nothing exceeds most of the criticisms made on the habits of the poor by the well-housed, well-warmed, and well-fed. --Herman Melville

        by ZedMont on Wed Apr 17, 2013 at 09:46:22 AM PDT

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