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Jobs in the European Union, 2005-2011 (two graphs)

  1. robert r locke
    May 5, 2012 at 4:31 am

    Say something useful Knibbe. Arguments among economists will never solve unemployment. What we need is dynamic leadership from people who don’t listen to economists — leadership like the Japanese got after WWII when they faced a hungry world and turned their country into a major manufacturing nation; leadership like the Communist Party Bureaucats gave, when saddled with a starving population in Mao’s state, they turned themselves into a modern economic power. Enlightened civil servants and politicians are what is needed, not contradictory economic theories. Why can’t economists talk about that?

  2. Ignacio
    May 6, 2012 at 7:38 am

    robert r locke :
    Say something useful Knibbe. Arguments among economists will never solve unemployment. What we need is dynamic leadership from people who don’t listen to economists — leadership like the Japanese got after WWII when they faced a hungry world and turned their country into a major manufacturing nation; leadership like the Communist Party Bureaucats gave, when saddled with a starving population in Mao’s state, they turned themselves into a modern economic power. Enlightened civil servants and politicians are what is needed, not contradictory economic theories. Why can’t economists talk about that?

    I still think that economists are not the guys that can come up with the solution. In your examples, Where japanese or chinese economists the leaders on those political shifts? I don`t think so. Only politicians under pressure do that. So, thats what we need; to put politicians under pressure. That is not a role I expect from economists. It is a role for everybody. People like Knibbe just give us reasons to do so.

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