In a comment on Navigating the economic forecasting mess, regular commenter kvd pointed me to this piece by Ross Gittins, Damned lies and economic modelling. kvd asked; "Are you moonlighting for Ross Gittens? .. When I read this I could almost swear I've read very similar things right here!"
Over at Winton Bates' place, a strongly favourable comment here on Ross Gittins' writing from another regular commenter, Evan, inspired Where is Ross Gittins coming from? It's kind of a Gittins phase at the moment!
kvd is right, of course, because I have been hammering away at the misuse of modelling as part of my analysis of just what's wrong with current approaches to management and public policy. The Gittins piece is worth reading because it's a very clear exploration of one aspect of the problem.