How often does this have to be said? Incentives matter. And when will our rulers understand it?
So should the jobs of economists be protected? No, despite the desperate need for them.
Sweary but right. Political decisions, despite their lamentable quality,. be the decisions of politicians, not bureaucrats.
For example, look what happened the last time "the consensus" ruled.
It needs to be pointed out: just because someone made a lot of money that doesn't make them wise about money. It makes them wise about making money, something rather different.
Polly won't like this at all. Apparently mothers of the young working reduces the intelligence of the young.
And finally, a description of the politicians of today.