Skip to comments.“Do you have a degree in economics?
Posted on 07/20/2011 12:01:05 PM PDT by mandaladon
Matt Lewis flags this must-see moment from MSNBC, admittedly a phrase heard only slightly more often than the good judgment of Anthony Weiner. Contessa Brewer gets into an argument over economic policy with Rep. Mo Brooks (R-AL), and tries to talk him down by snidely asking him whether he has a degree in economics which, to Brewers embarrassment, Brooks does: Brooks actually has three degrees: political science, economics, and law. As a lawyer, Brooks would have been experienced enough not to make Brewers mistake in a cross-examination, which is to ask a question without first knowing the answer. Not only that, but Brewer was being flat-out rude as well as foolish; MSNBC invited Brooks to appear to get his perspective on the issues. If their hosts respond by belittling them (whether it backfires or not), what does that say about MSNBC, its management, and the kind of invitations they make?
Since Brewer made an issue out of having an economics degree before engaging in economics debates, she must have a doctorate in the subject herself, right? Not exactly. According to her Wikipedia entry, Brewer has a baccalaureate in broadcast journalism (magna cum laude). Apparently they didnt teach interviewing skills at Syracuse, or logic either, as a requisite for the degree.
As it happens, I dont have a degree in economics (or journalism), either. I think that its entirely possible that the 2008 collapse could have triggered a deflationary spiral that would have created a depression instead of a sharp recession absent the interventions in the fall of that year; its at least an arguable point. I dont have an issue with Brewer discussing economics without a degree, except that she doesnt seem sharp enough to grasp the issues on her own
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Not just that, note the comment that tried to make it sound that Mo did not have a Degree in Economics, who was then taken to school himself by other comments (undoubtedly freepers).
What qualifications does Ms. Brewer have, other than being able to read a TelePrompTer?
No but I can Add and Subtract. The Parasites must be weaned off the “Free Deal” and the Agencies that control it dismantled and eliminated.
Just as a matter of course:
Anyone who can’t define the difference between “Supply & Demand” and “Quantity Supplied & Quantity Demanded” is not qualified to speak on any economic subject.
This was posted already, but here is another special Contessa Brewer moment...
two words. Casting. Couch.
“What qualifications does Ms. Brewer have, other than being able to read a TelePrompTer?”
She is an affirmative action chick.
so funny, blame it on the “script”
I may not have an econ degree, but I’d go over her figures anyday.
Economics is dismal, but not a “Science”, unable to predict, based on theory.
Brooks: "Yes, I do. Highest honors."
Her degree is what all they have the illiterate Orange ballplayers take so that they don’t go ineligible. Let that sink in a while.
She’s a contessa.
I might not have a degree in Economics,
but I know when I’m out of money.
Note to Ms. Brewer: make sure you do a little quick background on you subject before you interview him/her.
Seriously, she studied journalism. Common sense alone begs that (even if you’re not a journalist) if you’re going to interview someone, it’s a good idea to know a little something about the person you’re interviewing.