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The Two-Handed Economist

The Two-Handed Economist

Harry Truman famously said he wanted a one-handed economist—one who wouldn’t constantly alternate between “on one hand . . .” and “on the other hand . . .”). It is certainly true that we economists are a group that is very insistent on weighing both costs and benefits of any particular decision. In our field, the willingness to consider costs even when you believe the benefits to be overwhelming (and vice versa) is vitally important. This seems to me to be a dying art in our increasingly polarized society, and never more so than in the time of COVID-19. As a brief (and fraught) example, let’s…

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