Archive for October, 2010

Fedspeak, otherwise known as “purposeful obfuscation”

Thursday, October 7th, 2010

I’ve been working with several teams of economists lately and it’s got me wondering where they learn to write like that. If you’re lucky enough to have encountered anything penned by an economist, you’ll be familiar with their style: a sort of faux academic-ese in which opacity is deemed an acceptable way to hedge one’s argument. (more…)