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Clark Kent

John Maynard Keynes...chief defunct economist

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Practical men, who believe themselves to be quite exempt from any intellectual influences, are usually the slaves of some defunct economist.
- John Maynard Keynes

Economical men, who believe themselves to be quite exempt from any epistemological influences, are usually the slaves of some defunct philosopher.
- Dan Downes

John Casson

The use of the Reinhart/Rogoff paper to justify fiscal restraint as a means of curtailing budget deficits encourages paraphrasing John Maynard Keynes statement that, "Practical men, who believe themselves to be quite exempt from any intellectual influences, are usually the slaves of some defunct economist."

Political extremists, who believe themselves to be quite exempt from any intellectual influences, often are the slaves of mistaken economists.
- John James Casson

Sedulia

Dear John,

Hahahaha! I have to admit to some Schadenfreude re our distinguished economists.

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