I remember from somewhere a long time ago:
Q: Why did God create economists ?
A: In order to make weather forecasters look good.
Searching for that I found something related:
The economy depends about as much on economists as the weather does on weather forecasters.
And more on economists:
- The First Law of Economists: For every economist, there exists an equal and opposite economist.
- The Second Law of Economists: They’re both wrong.
— David Wildasin
An economist is an expert who will know tomorrow why the things he predicted yesterday didn’t happen today.
— Laurence J. Peter
Economists have forecasted 9 out of the last 5 recessions.
Apologies to my son-in-law, who is an environmental economist.
Environmental economists were invented to save the world, economically?