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The "dismal science" may leave many shaking their heads, but it's better off with the insight of economists. Image: Reuters

Nothing quite like kicking a man when he is down. In the wake of the financial crisis, the field of economics has taken a deserved beating. The Queen famously asked a committee of distinguished practitioners why they did not manage to predict the collapse. Now the successful entrepreneur and Financial Times columnist Luke Johnson has entered the fray. He calls economics useless and recommends that its acolytes…

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