Wish I'd said that - December 13, 2018

“The most important causes, in every country alike, are to be found in general conditions rather than in particular events, though we must never underestimate the influence of individuals like Philip the Fair or Simon de Montfort.”

Bertie Wilkinson, The Creation of Mediaeval Parliaments

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Wish I'd said that - December 12, 2018

“We economists always worry about getting our counterfactual scenarios right; without a yardstick, we are paralyzed. There is an apocryphal story about an economist who, when asked ‘How is your wife?,’ replied: ‘Compared to what?’”

Jagdish Bhagwati, Protectionism