Jun 23, 2009

The unintelligibility (bullshit) of economists

"Charles Sykes, in his book ProfScam, reports how an actor was hired to pose as an eminent economist and present a lecture on "game theory" [...] The actor did not know any game theory, or any economics for that matter, but was able to bluff his way through with a seemingly formidable technical presentation. No one in the audience figured out the ruse. Afterward the evaluations praised the speaker for his clarity and intelligence."

this is from this book

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