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You wouldn't think that tanking an economy would make anyone happy but it puts a spring in the steps of a small group; economics professors.
If the lousy economy is cause for a party, the election of Barack Obama and more government meandering is apparently icing on the cake. Witness Professor Panicos Demetriades of the Economic and Social Research Council's World Economy and Finance Programme, who is today speaking at the 'Politics of Macro-Adjustment and Poverty Reduction' Conference.
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Economics is always called the dismal science, because it has science pretensions yet never makes accurate predictions. The outlook, according to economists, is always rather bleak.
But given the current state of the economy, economists are downright ecstatic, because they can be relevant again. And, in this case, it turns out they are a lot more optimistic than unemployed people are about the future.
You know when economists are cheery things must be pretty bad.
If you're in the prejudice business the worst thing that can happen is to have a woman and an African-American fighting it out to be President. A white guy has a tough time out there these days and that's a good thing for society because it means that America continues to be the least racist country in the world.
But if you're in the prejudice business the death of institutional racism and the demise of cultural racism means you'll need to look deeper; namely to find people being prejudiced against themselves. Then you can say it's the legacy of old prejudice and the cycle continues.