In his view, a true economist treats the economy as a subject rather than as a way to get rich or become famous. But many so-called economists in China today are so concerned about looking after their own personal interests that they’ve neglected to obey the basic work ethics that go with being an economist.
Although his conclusion seems to be too absolute, there’s still some truth in it. And that poses a question: Should economists pursue fame and wealth? And, if so, to what extent?