Friday, June 29, 2012
Uma Explicação Para o Enlouquecimento do Bacen
Meu amigo Badger me manda o seguinte link do Bryan Caplan que ajuda a explicar erros sistemáticos do Bacen assim como de bons economistas no governo [sim, eles existem, apesar de escassos]: "When an academic economist accepts a political appointment, however, he doesn't merely lower his standards to a reasonable level. He overshoots. Suppose the academic/appointee accepts his administrations' basic philosophy. Even then, no half-decent economist can fail to notice his political superiors' day-to-day public affirmation of half-truths, non sequitors, non-responses, simple mistakes, and willful ignorance. Yet when you join an administration, you commit yourself to supporting its party line - warts and all".