- Jun 9, 2007
And I would argue the reverse, it was an utterly common-sense article, the points being generally irrefutable and obvious to anyone without an ideological agenda. You do not need to have spent your adult life learning about the subject to grasp the stupidity of a one-size-fits-all monetary policy. And as someone who has also studied this, including at college level, I completely agree with him. Economists are not, no matter how much they might like to think they are, infallible and objective 'scientists', their opinions are often glorified guesswork informed by a particular ideological stance.eurocrat said::? I never conteded that the Sunday Times put him up to it.toxic avenger said:Cooper has a weekly column, he was not put up to it by the Sunday Times, he offered his own opinion on a subject for which there is increasing support behind his contention that the Euro is an idealist folly.
My contension was that it was a terribly article written by a guy with limited grasp of economics who did not even seek to back up any of his opinions by referencing people better placed then him to speak about such a complex area as Commen Currency Areas. As some who is has spent a great deal of their life learning and writing about the subject, it is dispiriting to see some one with such a limited grasp of the issue getting a platform.