Marketplace Scratch Pad

I’m not listening, I’m not listening!

Scott Jagow Feb 11, 2009

When I watch one of CNBC’s roundtable chatfests or when I read the avalanche of economists’ opinions on the web, sometimes I just want to cover my ears like a little kid. While I appreciate the healthy debate and respect many of these opinions, sometimes it just overwhelms. Maybe Camille Paglia has it right in her column today on when she talks about “economist fatigue:”

This one calls for tax cuts; that one condemns them. One says we’re wasting hundreds of billions of dollars; the other claims that sum falls pathetically short. A plague on all their houses!

            (Artist Dave Coverly/

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