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Gustavus Myers, History of the Great American Fortunes, part 3, vol 3, ch 8 “Great is Mr. Morgan’s power, greater in some respects even than that of President or kings,” wrote a seasoned British observer some years ago 1 which fact, patent to even the casual onlooker, easily passes uncontradicted. Who, indeed, can gainsay its truth ? Above all forms of law and functionaries of office, above the highest representative bodies and tribunals, above enactments and Constitutions, supreme above eighty-five millions of American people, this one man towers with a hold and grasp of power as tremendous as it is portentous. And what has awarded him this mighty power ? Easy Chart Builder plugin for WordPress Easy Chart Builder makes it easy to incorporate sophisticated review charts and graphs directly within a post, page, and even a widget. Hey, its free. Try it out.

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Why do people think economists are charlatans? A couple posts back, I talked about the AEA panel called "What do economists think about major public policy issues?". Actually, I only talked about one of the two papers that was presented there; the other was by Luigi Zingales, and was entitled "Comparing Beliefs of Economists and the Public." Unfortunately, I can't find this paper anywhere online, which is a shame, because it was actually the more interesting of the two. Here is a download link to the working paper. Zingales either performed a survey or reviewed a survey (I can't remember which) that compared economists' and non-economists' positions on policy issues.

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