December 10, 2018

Why Historians Worry More about Trump than Economists Do

Tyler Cowen

Holbert L. Harris Chair of Economics at George Mason University

Tyler Cowen argues that historians are more likely to study the contingent nature of events, some of which unfold due to the actions of a single person. Economists, on the other hand, are more likely to see the world through the lens of massive trends that are nearly deterministic.