Crystal balls go cloudy for UK economists

AFTER the recent non-appearance of Britain’s barbecue summer, who could be lower in the nation’s estimation than weather forecasters? According to XLN Business Services, small business owners still trust predictions about whether to expect rain or shine over the models of economists.

Some 700 small firms were asked to rate a number of professions in terms of how good each was at predicting the future. Politicians scored even worse than economists and journalists, but did rate slightly higher than fortune tellers and astrologers.