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  •  No, I just think they're paid to agree with... (6+ / 0-)

    their colleagues. Professors aren't hired by the wealthy, they're hired by their future colleagues. So while we get to the same place either way, I think it's more about impressing everyone else in the field that you've got some new, innovative way of doing exactly the same thing, in a way that doesn't challenge anyone else's assumptions.

    Unless you're talking about economists that work in the private sector, in which case I'd basically agree with your assessment.

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