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Stephen Kinsella: We don’t need cash to shop local


Someone this week called economists the 'pornographers of doom'. Others have likened us to undertakers in a plague: it's not pretty, but business is good.

I know what they were trying to say -- economists have never got a good word for things, they are always seeing the downside. But that isn't always the case. More often than not, these days economists are studying specific projects and systems to figure out why some work, and why some don't.

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