Every October when the Nobel prize in economics is announced, you hear the same trite and hackneyed things. Already, the Guardian has one of those tedious « economics is not a science » articles just to prepare for tomorrow. To help you save time, I’ve collected the following cliches so you can just clip and paste them into your tweets, Facebook messages, and blog posts:
- Economics is not a science.
- Actually, there is no Nobel Prize in economics.
- The so-called Economics Nobel prize.
- This prize refutes the policies of [insert politician you hate].
- This prize supports the policies of [insert politician you love].
- This prize is long overdue.
- This prize rewards [my favorite field].
- This prize rewards free-market fundamentalists.
- This prize proves that free-market fundamentalists are wrong.
- This person did not deserve the prize.
- This person deserved the prize.
- This is a rather mathematical/statistical prize for a technical point that…
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