Economic Recovery Marathon. Ready, set, go!…


Originally published in the Grand Rapids Business Journal, November 9, 2009

Never miss a chance to take a jab at economists. The giddiness with which they anticipate the economy going into a recession (Oh, boy! Something fun to talk about!) is equaled only with their annoying enthusiasm for predicting exactly when the economy is coming out. The thing is, they are so very wrong most of the time. What other job can you have such a lousy success rate and still get paid the big bucks? I mean, besides Major League Baseball….


  1. Tyler said,

    November 20, 2009 @ 12:58 pm

    A couple other jobs come to mind… 🙂
    1. Politician (at least at the Federal Level)
    2. Politcal advisorcommentator: see “Destruction, Weapons of Mass”, “Liberators, greeted as”, etc.
    3. Reality TV stars…

  2. John Auchter said,

    November 20, 2009 @ 1:50 pm

    I’d also like to add fast food restaurants and special orders. If you go to Wendy’s and order a Double Stack Burger off the value menu, you must beg them to not include the cheese (even though it is not labeled a “cheeseburger.”) Still, you can expect a fail 90% of the time.

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