"As an ex-presidential consultant, a former adviser to the World Bank, a financial researcher for the United Nations and a professor in the US, Artur Baptista da Silva's outspoken attacks on Portugal's austerity cuts made the bespectacled 61-year-old one of the country's leading media pundits last year.
The only problem was that Baptista da Silva is none of the above.
He turned out to be a convicted forger with fake credentials ..."
I guess this is the sort of news I simply have to expect as an inhabitant of The Matrix. But I think this case is also a valid addition to The Economic Zoo,
emphasizing the con in economics.
Well, a fake clown is still a clown.
Thanks to 5371 for bringing this story to our attention.
added later: And should I believe that Prof. Church, who wants to create and study Neanderthals in his lab, is for real?
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