Monday, December 29, 2008

Worst predictions for 2008

In case you missed it, here are several different collections of the worst predictions of the year:

• The 10 Worst Predictions for 2008 (Foreign Policy)

• The Worst Predictions About 2008 (Businessweek)

Those two above have been cited all over the web. Here are a few others worth mentioning (did I miss any?)

• How wrong they were (Salon)

• The web’s worst predictions (Daily Mail UK)

• Worst Tech Predictions of 2008 (C/NET)
(See also: Top 10 worst tech predictions of all time)

• The Most Inane Punditry of the 2008 presidential campaign (Media Matters)

Not predictions, but real time errors in assigning  casting, via MarketBeat:

• 2008 Lookback: The Blame Game

Bonus! Not a forecaster, but the person who consistently gets the present wrong:

• Media Matters’ 2008 Misinformer of the Year

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Related:
The Folly of Forecasting
RealMoney.com Contributor
6/7/2005 1:05 PM EDT
http://www.thestreet.com/_tscana/comment/barryritholtz/10226887.html

Worst Calls of 2008 (November 2008)
http://www.ritholtz.com/blog/2008/11/worst-calls-of-2008/

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