Three Wall Street economists went out hunting and came across a large deer. The first economist fired, but missed by a foot to the right. The second economist fired, but also missed, this time by two feet to the right. The third economist didn’t fire, but shouted in triumph, “We got it! We got it!” Although they failed to shoot anything, when they returned to work the following week they were rewarded with bonuses by the weasels who employed them and offered lucrative residencies at conservative think tanks.
Moral: Economists are never punished for missing their target, as long as they miss in the right direction.