Guest blogging at Free Exchange, I answer the charge that Econ is a cult, and end with a hymn of praise:

[T]here’s nowhere where the grass is greener than in the economics profession. It’s far from perfect, but economics is an oasis of reason in a desert of demagoguery. It’s gotten markedly better in the last decade. And it’s still on the upswing.

And that’s another reason why you should go to Econ grad school.