I need to hear arguments in favour and against in order to have an opinion towards economists. Please comment and argue your best points as to why you believe economists are or not overrated. This will aid me for a future debate I have to prepare and everyones opinion is welcome.
1) I don't think most people hero worship economists thats weird
2) No I don't think they're overrated. We need experts on the economy to help us make the right decisions on how to improve it. Who else is going to do that? Someone who knows nothing about it? Thats like asking if scientists or doctors or teachers are overrated. I guess you could argue about specific economists or economic theories. But I dare call it obvious that we need economists.