Monday, 12 March 2012

The letters page

a paper (CEPCP363) by Alan Manning published in CentrePiece – The Magazine for Economic Performance  produced by the CEP February 2012


Alan Manning questions the value of researchers conducting debates about economic policy through the pages of newspapers.

Full article (PDF 2pp)

Hazel’s comment:
I’d question the wisdom of conducting any debate through the pages of newspapers or on Twitter or, indeed, in any written medium. It is far too easy for words to take on a different meaning in the mind of the reader from that which was in the mind of the writer. Face-to-face debate can be questioned with “Did you really mean what I understood you to be saying?” Much harder to do on paper/screen.

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