Friday, June 24, 2011

Expert Witnesses in Irish Courts: "Incomprehensible" Economists!

The Independent quotes Supreme Court judge Fidelma Macken in an article about jurors watching too much TV: "The bane of most judges' lives is to see a group of economists coming into court speaking the most unbelievably incomprehensible language known to mankind and it couldn't be just that all the judges are dumb ...
There is this inescapable inability on the part of economists to explain what must be reasonably simple concepts in reasonably clear and simple terms."