Our Daily Bleg: Your Inaccurate Statements, Please
Our resident quote bleggar Fred Shapiro, editor of the Yale Book of Quotations, is back with another request. If you have a bleg of your own — it needn’t have anything to do with quotations — send it along here.
In 1929, the economist Irving Fisher is said to have stated, “Stock prices have reached what looks like a permanently high plateau.”
Recently, John McCain famously said, “The fundamentals of our economy are strong.”
Can Freakonomics readers supply other examples of statements by politicians, economists, businesspeople, or other individuals that appear to be wildly inaccurate in light of recent economic events?