Economic narrative

The headline is deceiving…

WaPo

There is a key distinction between the storytelling and interpreting… for economists and English majors, both… the latter trained especially in narrative interpretation.

Captioned from article

There are plenty of tellers, no?

Possibly too many:

in Economics, social media, the news outlets, Hollywood and Madison Avenue, D.C., Wall Street and financial markets, public and private… the article itself from which the above captions are drawn…

The dearth I think is one of hearing, though sometimes what is heard becomes the story that is told, which must be reinterpreted.

These aren’t things that algorithms easily discern. Brave enough English majors might try.

In any case, I think that’s what the author’s story is about, misunderstood perhaps by the summarizer.

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