Capturing My Thoughts: Journalist Reporting on Economics

I wrote this at TV Squad:

In my experiences most journalist are incredibly stupid and not only do they have little understanding of economics, they hold “folk economic” beliefs that are quite wrong.

Couple that with their need for drama, and you get the language and reporting they use.

So, when you ask “would we be better off if TV simply lied to us about all of these things”…I would reply they are already misleading us – partially through stupidity, partially through malice.


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