Why economics is still the ‘dismal science’

This article suggests young people are more optimistic than older people, whether they are being realisit or not is not really addressed….

Why economics is still the 'dismal science' (via The Christian Science Monitor)

By the Monitor's Editorial Board posted May 2, 2012 at 3:35 pm EDT When economists are at a loss for hard data to explain trends or make predictions, they fall back on a soft phrase first coined by one of their famed own, John Maynard Keynes. It is “animal spirits.”  That term of art may sound…