01 Jun 2010

Nice Article on ShadowStats’ John Williams

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Here. (HT2 Jeff Hummel) An excerpt:

Is Williams a crank? Is he cynically selling flawed economic models to panicky investors? Some of the country’s most prominent economists certainly think so. But perhaps a better question is: after a catastrophe brought on by people who get paid to be the stewards of our economy, how can you tell who to trust? After all, Williams isn’t the only Cassandra out there. Over the last ten years, a small collection of economists, investment analysts, and hedge fund managers were warning that something was dangerously wrong with the economy, only to be openly mocked from the pulpits of CNBC. On subjects from derivatives and subprime loans to Bernie Madoff, experts in suspenders assured us that nothing was wrong.

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