The article by Judith Sloan to which I referred in the post below contains this passage:
Then there is the issue of picking winners. To tell you the truth, I thought this topic was pretty much settled among economists. No sensible economist advocates government policies that involve handing out special favours to particular firms or industries in the mistaken belief that this approach will create more jobs or produce higher economic growth.
So, any economist who disagrees with Judith is not sensible! What a coincidence!
Judith goes into the draw for our end-of-year ‘No true Scotsman …’ award.