Economists, on the other hand, seem to lack humility. They speak with an air of absolute certainty. They award themselves prizes. There's even a Nobel Prize in Economics. Yet, they do not understand all the variables that may affect a certain economic outcome. Indeed, it may be argued that there are more variables affecting the economy than there are affecting the weather. Still, have you ever heard economists couch their prognostications with a percentage of likelihood of their correctness? Me neither.
So, one more time.
Given the poor performance of the economists, I think that I would rather that our elected officials in Washington focus more on T&A than on Ivy League credentials. It seems to work for the weather forecasting business. They might even take a tip from Plato who complained that ignorant seamen could tell more about the weather with a glance at the sky than all the philosophers with all their intelligence. See. A little humility goes a long way. Don't find much of that in Washington, do we?