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专家的复仇

伯克利—英国退欧争论对于有黑色幽默感的人来说,是取之不尽的笑料。我自己最喜欢听现任英国环境大臣迈克尔·戈夫(Michael Gove)说话。

2016年6月英国退欧公投前夕,戈夫在卡梅伦政府担任司法大臣,他对经济学家和其他专家一致认为的观点——脱离欧盟的决定将给英国经济带来深深的伤害嗤之以鼻。“这个国家的人受够了专家,”戈夫不耐烦地,他指的是“来自名字由缩写组成的组织的专家,他们总是说自己知道怎么做最好,但每次都弄错。”

让很多人——或至少许多专家——出乎意料的是,公投后的早期证据显示,他们是错的,戈夫才是对的。事实上,英国退欧投票之后英国并未马上出现衰退;甚至连增长下滑都没有。

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