The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics

2018 Edition
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  • P. Whittle
Reference work entry


Any rational theory of prediction must be based upon a model. Enoch Powell expresses this view when he says, ‘The prophets were not soothsayers; they were expounders.’

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