Just as I was thinking of instituting a monthly round up of collective nouns as part of this celebration of words, I saw that The Economist has encouraged readers to come up with a suitable one for economists.   Professor Ben-Gad suggested an ‘aggregate of economists’, while another reader, Donald Norberg, proposes two further options: ‘an inefficiency of economists’ or ‘a disutility of …’

Since The Economist is always banging on about free markets and competition, take your pick.

Source: Letters, The Economist, 7 January 2017, p. 11

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