Thinking economists are grappling with why their profession has made our lives worse

by Ross Gittins, Sydney Morning Herald

Most economists are great believers in the need for "reform" – for other people, not themselves. Over the past 30 or 40 years, no profession has had more influence over the policies governments have pursued, but the results have hardly been flash.

Even the lightning speed at which an epidemic in part of China became a pandemic reaching every corner of the globe can be blamed in large part on the globalisation that economists long championed.

Read more at the Sydney Morning Herald.

Illustration: Simon Letch

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