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Denny Hatch is the author of six books on marketing and four novels, and is a direct marketing writer, designer and consultant. His latest book is “Write Everything Right!” Visit him at dennyhatch.com.

Economists are my least favorite people. They spend their lives staring at numbers, charts and graphs. No flesh. No blood. No laughs. No emotion. Just numbers, charts and graphs. Then they make pronouncements. Whereupon the lamestream media (Sarah Palin's brilliant definition) editors and reporters—under deadlines and forced to cover subjects above their pay grade—seize on economists' findings like robots.

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