The Economist Who Wants to Ditch Math

Nobel laureate Robert Shiller argues that gossip, half-baked philosophy, and fake news drive economics — not only numbers. His peers aren’t exactly thrilled.

Robert Shiller attends the 2019 Forbes 30 Under 30 Summit on October 29, 2019 in Detroit, Michigan.
Robert Shiller attends the 2019 Forbes 30 Under 30 Summit on October 29, 2019 in Detroit, Michigan. Photo: Taylor Hill/Getty