The Economics Whisper That Forecasts Trends Before They Become Mainstream Knowledge
History is littered with theories that were utterly wrong, statements society once universally accepted as truth, until bold innovators challenged the status quo.
In Economics that disruptor is John Quiggin, University of Queensland Economics professor. He’s discovered patterns and predicted outcomes that mainstream economics initially rebuked — until a decade later when long term studies proved him right.
His latest project? Upending and demolishing the economic belief espoused in Henry Hazlitt’s 1946 book Economics in One Lesson — that market prices reflect the full opportunity cost. Following up with his own book Economics in Two Lessons, John uncovers why Economics can not be understood in one lesson and schools us on how markets actually work.
Mick talked to John about how he manages to predict economic trends before they become mainstream, and the easiest way to decode political nonsense.