chapter  13
Conclusion: what approaches do people in authority use?
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While macroeconomic outcomes affect our lives, for most of us macroeconomic theory is a spectator sport. While we do vote for president, we are not in the game of making policy or making a living in the macroeconomic forecasting business. Some people are in this very serious game with actual responsibilities, so how do they decide what to do? Which macroeconomic theory speaks to them, and what does it say? This chapter is an unscientific survey of such people that includes some of those who have put their views in readily accessible writing. The book ends with a brief summary and some conclusions.