Scientists"[M]acro is mostly a 'science' without falsification. In other words, it is barely a science at all. Microeconomists know this. The educated public knows this. And that is why the prestige of the macro field is falling."How they see themselves:How the world sees them:Favorite blog: NoahpinionFavorite dead economist: Are you kidding? That's the only good kind!Will appear in response to posts regarding: Economic methodology, statistics, mathCraziest idea: That economists should do experimentsSpecial attack: the "economics isn't science" tauntSecret weaknesses: bad posture, the knowledge that economists get paid more than they doNotes: This troll, which periodically ventures into the Econ Blogworld, attempts to intimidate its enemies by the puffing up of its Physics Credentials in a strange sort of dominance display. This tactic can easily be defeated by immediately presenting the troll with a deceptively difficult or even insoluble math problem, and then ridiculing the troll for failing to solve it in short order.
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
From Noahpinion's EconoTrolls Bestiary...