Economists, practitioners of the dismal science, have finally caught the eye of those who can turn policy wonks into hot numbers. In its trademark mix of class and trash, The Daily Beast unveils “10 Hot Economists” for the Great Recession. Whaddaya know? They are all white, middle-aged (more or less) males. Makes me think of Iceland. That would be the fishing nation that sent all its able-bodied men (and I do mean men) into the sea of high finance to bankrupt the country and wipe out its currency. Iceland is doing a little better now that it has a few women steadying the economic ship of state.
Do you think a little diversification among the economists steering our great ship might be useful?
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