QOTW: Debt and Delusion

In yesterday’s afternoon reads, I linked to Bob Shiller’s article Debt and Delusion. The same paragraph (below) was emailed back to me so many times, I had to make it our quote of the week:

“Economists who adhere to rational-expectations models of the world will never admit it, but a lot of what happens in markets is driven by pure stupidity – or, rather, inattention, misinformation about fundamentals, and an exaggerated focus on currently circulating stories.”

Debt and Delusion

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