Talk is cheap among economists recommending action vs. climate change.

Half of 365 economists who had written about climate change recommended “immediate and drastic action” by governments. Another 43% want “some action.”

This economist ponders the matter:

It’s possible that most of the 339 economists who advocate government action to combat global warming are investing in these ways.

But I’d make sure that they are so investing before even considering taking their policy advice.

He is Donald J. Boudreaux is a professor of economics and Getchell Chair at George Mason University in Fairfax, Va

Source: Do ‘experts’ believe their own predictions?

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  • Matt Bowes  On January 21, 2016 at 10:55 PM

    The essence of it is that the economists are damaged goods – we cannot depend on their neutrality in the subject matter because there’s skin in the game. They recommend a particular course, and it happens to line their pockets…

    That’s dirty.


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