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Edsall Surveys the Economists

At the Huffington Post, Tom Edsall has a useful article presenting the views of various prominent economists about the Geithner plan for financial institutions. He offers some snippets from the comments of those on all sides of the controversy, including Geithner critics Joseph Stiglitz, Jeffery Sachs and Henry Blodgett, and more favorably inclinded economists like Brad DeLong, Massimo Morelli and Nouriel Roubini.
Edsall’s kicker is nice:

With this range of disagreement, Nassim Nicholas Taleb, the Distinguished Professor of Risk Engineering at NYU-Polytechnic Institute, wrote to the Huffington Post that the way to deal with a lack of consensus is to recognize that: “Economists always disagree … on the wrong problems.”

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