With a maximum of three votes per person, the total votes cast in in the Dynamite Prize in Economics poll passed the 14,000 mark last night. This turnout, which gathered pace in the second week, exceeds the organizers’ expectations. Economics and finance blogs are taking a keen interest; and financial journalists, both online and off and in a number of countries and languages, have begun reporting the contest.
Here is an article from the Business Insider, which features photographs and dossiers of each of the finalists, The Dynamite Prize for Economics will go to the 3 guys who blew up the world.
Journalists have interepted the prize as a hopeful sign that within the economics profession there now exists a growing element with the view that economists, no less than other professionals, should accept moral responsibility for the consequences of their intellectual acts.