Stiglitz: worker rights key to development

Carl Remick carlremick at
Mon Jan 10 07:57:31 PST 2000

>Meanwhile, economist Paul Krugman, commenting on "the new policy prominence
>economists" in a New York Times piece reprinted in the International Herald
>Tribune (p.8), writes that new challenges to orthodoxy, like the growing
>backlash against globalization, are brewing. Economics is an inherently
>political subject, on which everyone has an opinion.

Ah, that pesky "everyone" again, with his/her confounded lay opinions. What Krugman said in full was this: "Economics is an inherently political subject, on which everyone has an opinion; it is hard to believe that the public will be willing to defer on a sustained basis to the expertise of professors, however brilliant."


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