Tuesday, August 25, 2015

: re: A Warning on China Seems Prescient

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From: barry levine 
Date: Tue, Aug 25, 2015 at 8:46 AM
Subject: re: A Warning on China Seems Prescient
To: "letters@nytimes.com"

To the Editor:
  If we are to lionize professor Rogoff when one of his warnings  hits the mark, we must keep track of his record, and when he was wrong. We learned years ago (http://www.peri.umass.edu/236/hash/31e2ff374b6377b2ddec04deaa6388b1/publication/566/)
that professor Rogoff always diagnoses "excessive debt", even when his own data don't support it.  To a reader who keeps track, professor Rogoff looks less like a prophet and more like the little boy who cried "wolf".
Barry Haskell Levine


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