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A friend of mine once said: You know what the problem is with being an economist? Everyone has an opinion about the economy. No body goes up to a geologist and says, 'Igneous rocks are fucking bullshit.'

This subreddit is the repository for all of the woeful, antiquated, or plain old misguided notions Redditors post about how the economy works.


Rule I

-Please post an explanation on why what you have posted is bad economics, doesn't have to be thesis, but sufficient length to provide context. Examples of good RI's are here and here but RI's can be shorter.

OP must write an RI. Other redditors are encouraged to provide RIs and more information. If an RI is not written, the post will be removed until an RI is provided. However, users will have a reasonable amount of time (at least an hour, no more than a few) to construct an RI.


Rule II

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Rule IV

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Rule V

No reasoning from a price change in general equilibrium.


Rule VI

/u/Ponderay's rule: If you state that a Nobel Prize winning economist is bad economics (e.g. if you disagree with Paul Krugman) you must provide an explanation at least two paragraphs long as to why they are wrong.



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