Wednesday, March 09, 2011

Mistakes were made...

Tyler Cowen has some thought-provoking posts up today:
1. Common mistakes of right-wing and market-oriented economists?
2. Common mistakes of left-wing economists?

In the last four or five years I have worked very hard to avoid or repent of the Ten Mistakes of "right-wing, market-oriented" economists that Dr. Cowen lists (and keep in mind he is libertarian-leaning). In some cases that means I have been judged/labeled a "liberal" because some people don't believe that anything on Cowen's list is a "mistake." I, likewise, am condescending and judgmental in the opposite direction-- but probably more so. And I use posts like Cowen's to puff myself up and further justify my judgmental attitude.

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