Edgar Fiedler — American Economist born on April 21, 1929, died on March 15, 2003

Edgar Russell Fiedler was an American economist who served as Vice President of The Conference Board and as Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Economic Policy during the presidencies of Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford... (wikipedia)

Ask five economists and you'll get five different answers - six if one went to Harvard.
The herd instinct among forecasters makes sheep look like independent thinkers.
He who lives by the crystal ball soon learns to eat ground glass.
If you have to forecast, forecast often.
For economist the real world is often a special case.