Actually, what I was saying that there was a need for an economist to use the language of the average Joe. That requires two things -- a good economist and a good writer.Ayup. My guess is that economics turns off a lot of students with dense prose and a surfeit of graphs -- used to be guilty of presenting it that way myself. On the other hand (tradeoffs, always tradeoffs) there are a lot of aspiring literary critics out there, and those folks take the cake when it comes to murky writing.
POLICY WONKERY IS NOT EASY. Dan Drezner writes a book review. An observer with a differing point of view begs to differ. Professor Drezner responds.