Oduvek sam teorije da "nema jedinstvenog recepta" za ekonomski uspeh, i da to zavisi od zemlje do zemlje, smatrao posebno bizarnom vrstom anti-intelektualizma, bez obzira da li je zagovaraju likovi poput čuvenog Katića iz Politike, ili pak ekonomski nobelovci.
William Easterly, profesor sa NY univerziteta ima odličnu kritiku novog izveštaja Svetske Banke o perpektivama prevazilaženja siromaštva, koji smo ovde već komentarisali, a koji se u osnovi svodi na "nema recepta" anti-intelektualizam. Kaže Easterly: "The report of the World Bank Growth Commission, led by Nobel laureate Michael Spence, was published last week. After two years of work by the commission of 21 world leaders and experts, an 11- member working group, 300 academic experts, 12 workshops, 13 consultations, and a budget of $4m, the experts’ answer to the question of how to attain high growth was roughly: we do not know, but trust experts to figure it out.
This conclusion is fleshed out with statements such as: “It is hard to know how the
economy will respond to a policy, and the right answer in the present moment may not
apply in the future.” Growth should be directed by markets, except when it should be
directed by governments.
My students at New York University would have been happy to supply statements like
these to the World Bank for a lot less than $4."