21 septiembre 2010

Explica el presente, no hagas predicciones

Chris Dillow contesta en Stumbling and Mumbling a Becket:
Charlie Beckett asks: “Why didn’t the financial media tell us that capitalism was about to implode?”

Simples. We didn’t do so for the same reason we haven’t found a cure for cancer or solved Arsenal’s goalkeeping problem. It’s not our job. The point of financial journalism is to explain the present, not to make forecasts.

This means that the job of financial journalists cannot be to tell people what to do with their money - because, mostly, that answer is generally the same.

Instead, our job is to find something interesting and true to say. And this is difficult enough, because in finance, a lot of what‘s true is not interesting and a lot of what‘s interesting is not true.
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