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    I want to know who the one idiot was.
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    (Original post by DorianGrayism)
    I want to know who the one idiot was.
    #Economistsarecredibleaslongasth eyagreewithme
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    (Original post by JamesN88)
    I'm a pro-European but the idea that the Germans, French, Italians etc would suddenly refuse to sell us a **** load of cars every year is laughable..
    Why is anyone going to refuse to sell us anything if we leave the EU?
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    (Original post by Unkempt_One)
    #Economistsarecredibleaslongasth eyagreewithme
    #Economistsarenotcredibleiftheyd on'tagreewithme
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    (Original post by JordanL_)
    http://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-bri...-idUKKCN0VL0ZB

    Why does everyone think they know better than people that actually study economics?
    Economists OFTEN get it wrong. If you ever want ten different answers to one question ask five economists.
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    (Original post by Unkempt_One)
    Based on some of the things I've read about the methods of economists, I'm not sure why I should assume they actually know about the economy.

    It is a tough question though. Will Germany try to screw over one of their largest export markets? Will we be in a lower negotiating position than Norway? I think I'll ask my trusty dice.
    With the trade by the EU people always say *"we won't get anything because we make up so little " what they don't bother taking about is trade with the select few EU states, particularly Germany, which actually hold the power.

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    (Original post by DorianGrayism)
    #Economistsarenotcredibleiftheyd on'tagreewithme
    They call me the right economist cos I'm right about everything. Up or down? Doesn't matter, I'll figure it out. The people who don't agree with me? Idiots. I predicted the financial crash by the way, saw it coming a while off. The next one will happen at 10:30 am tomorrow mark my words.
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    (Original post by Unkempt_One)
    They call me the right economist c.
    Don't care.
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    (Original post by JordanL_)
    No, but it means their views very, very likely are more right, because they're based in fact and understanding rather than whatever the Daily Mail said.
    The best economists in the world failed to see 2008 coming. Economics is like shooting into the side of a barn, drawing a red circle around the hole, and declaring it a bullseye. They only predict events after they've already happened. I don't put economists on any kind of a pedestal.
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    (Original post by Jammy Duel)
    With the trade by the EU people always say *"we won't get anything because we make up so little " what they don't bother taking about is trade with the select few EU states, particularly Germany, which actually hold the power.

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    I would actually like to see a serious analysis of this question that goes further than "WEll 50% of our imports come from the EU and they'll stop forever and we'll broke rofl"
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    (Original post by DorianGrayism)
    Don't care.
    Don't care about the financial crash? Okay then. Don't say I didn't warn you. It will happen at some indefinite time in the future.
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    (Original post by Howard)
    The best economists in the world failed to see 2008 coming. Economics is like shooting into the side of a barn, drawing a red circle around the hole, and declaring it a bullseye. They only predict events after they've already happened. I don't put economists on any kind of a pedestal.
    The problem is that economics is an extremely cross-disciplinary subject, I think to do good analysis you need to be versed in a large body of information, and economists, well . . .
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    I would say that the economy would suffer in the short term, however, we will flourish in the long term, maybe not longer than a decade after we leave. It may seem like a long time but the whole reason why this referendum has been put into place is to save our country from social, undemocratic issues which go against the many values we believe in. To make the debate purely out of economic arguments would be disturbing, considering it isn't even one of the concerns of the general population.

    It has already been said how prosperous our country is; given its size, lack of manufacturing etc we are doing incredibly well and thats not because of the EU. To argue that if we were to cut our ties with them that they would all of a sudden not want our financial services or us to buy their cares is crazy. We will also have the ability to compete on trade and punish those who dump their products (mainly china) that destroys our own businesses. There are a lot of moves the country can make once we leave, emphasis on when because it needs to happen.
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    (Original post by Unkempt_One)
    The problem is that economics is an extremely cross-disciplinary subject, I think to do good analysis you need to be versed in a large body of information, and economists, well . . .
    I've studied in economics at university. First page I turn to in the paper is the Biz section. First google of the day is yahoo finance. Second google is the yahoo personal finance. I read the Economist pretty religiously and I play the markets. I have a couple dozen books on economics.

    So I'm definitely NOT an expert. I don't have a PHd from LSE in the subject. But I do like to think that I'm a reasonably informed layman - a step up from a taxi driver or that bloke down the pub; the resident bar stool economist.

    But frankly, I'm amazed at how wrong people that ARE supposed to be experts that DO do it for a living can be.

    Ever watch Mad Money? It's an American show. I love it. But Cramer, an EXPERT, does no better with his tips than if you put your money in mutual funds. This guy consistently does worse than the major indices. And he's a full time analyst of this stuff.

    I take what economists say with a big pinch of salt.
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    (Original post by Howard)
    I've studied in economics at university. First page I turn too in the paper is the Biz section. First google of the day is yahoo finance. Second google is the yahoo personal finance. I read the Economist pretty religiously and I play the markets. I have a couple dozen books on economics.

    So I'm definitely NOT an expert. I don't have a PHd from LSE in the subject. But I do like to think that I'm a reasonably informed layman - a step up from a taxi driver or that bloke down the pub; the resident bar stool economist.

    But frankly, I'm amazed at how wrong people that ARE supposed to be experts that DO do it for a living can be.

    Ever watch Mad Money? It's an American show. I love it. But Cramer, an EXPERT, does no better with his tips than if you put your money in mutual funds. This guy consistently does worse than the major indices. And he's a full time analyst of this stuff.

    I take what economists say with a big pinch of salt.
    Well there was the joke in Yes, Minister that the only people who understand economics less than politicians are economists

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    (Original post by Howard)
    The best economists in the world failed to see 2008 coming. Economics is like shooting into the side of a barn, drawing a red circle around the hole, and declaring it a bullseye. They only predict events after they've already happened. I don't put economists on any kind of a pedestal.
    i would presume you have little knowledge on the subject, financial markets or behaviour economics? The field is difficult, mostly because it is so hard to wrap your head around every single possible play a business, a country or a consumer could make during a period of time. The best analysts are specialised in a certain area i.e Labour economics, energy economics and play a vital role in analysing data. Many people did in fact see the crash coming, it would have been blindingly obvious to anyone with knowledge on sub prime mortgages, however, nobody cared to listen.

    Do Economists provide you with life saving information, findings etc? no, but they do provide a service instrumental to this country and around the world.
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    (Original post by BradleyLawrence)
    i would presume you have little knowledge on the subject, financial markets or behaviour economics? The field is difficult, mostly because it is so hard to wrap your head around every single possible play a business, a country or a consumer could make during a period of time. The best analysts are specialised in a certain area i.e Labour economics, energy economics and play a vital role in analysing data. Many people did in fact see the crash coming, it would have been blindingly obvious to anyone with knowledge on sub prime mortgages, however, nobody cared to listen.

    Do Economists provide you with life saving information, findings etc? no, but they do provide a service instrumental to this country and around the world.
    Why the arrogant attitude? Why the "i would presume you have little knowledge on the subject, financial markets or behaviour economics?" stuck up attitude.

    What's your problem? Is that how you talk to people in real life or just on the internet?
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    (Original post by Howard)
    Why the arrogant attitude? Why the "i would presume you have little knowledge on the subject, financial markets or behaviour economics?" stuck up attitude.

    What's your problem? Is that how you talk to people in real life or just on the internet?
    Where is your reply to the points i made regarding the level of problems econs face when making predictions?
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    (Original post by BradleyLawrence)
    Where is your reply to the points i made regarding the level of problems econs face when making predictions?
    Oh please. I bet you don't even have an embossed business card. smh
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    (Original post by Unkempt_One)
    Oh please. I bet you don't even have an embossed business card. smh
    Mine has a watermark.
 
 
 
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