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September 23, 2006

Revocation of License to Practise

Russ Roberts:

If economists had to have licenses to practice their profession, that remark would result in a suspended license.

The offending comment?

"If these people pull away so much wealth," he said, "that means everyone else has less."

The offender?

Dean Baker
. Tsk.

September 23, 2006 in Economics | Permalink


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The offending word here is 'practice'. In English, this can only be a noun. It changes to 'practise' when employed as a verb, except in the U.S.

Posted by: james | Sep 23, 2006 11:18:03 AM