Geoff Davies takes economists to task in terms far more polite than many of us would prefer. But perhaps that's what makes his book such an engaging read - you can agree with him and substitute your own more virulent adjectivs as you go along. I have long believed that economics is more a cult than a science. They are always predicting doom and disaster (except when it happens) and then climbing down from the hilltop to explain why they got it wrong this time (It was unpredictable) but just wait till, um, some other time. Truth is, they try to measure human nature and it doesn't fit their definitions.