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bethemasterofenglish

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Japanese
Hello,

The following is from The New York Times.

"I've received several thoughtful responses from economists I respect, all making a particular argument about the effects of Brexit-induced uncertainty. It goes like this: right now, firms don't know how closely Britain will be tied to Europe, so it makes sense for them to postpone investments until the situation clarifies. .....

First, is this really the argument underlying all of these dire post-Brexit forecasts? My guess is that very few people reading news reports, or even briefing papers, about Brexit are hearing this; what they're getting is much closer to the notion that uncertainty = increased probability of bad things. That is, this argument is a lot more nuanced and subtle than anything I previously heard in this discussion."

Then, what does the sentence "this argument is a lot more nuanced and subtle than anything I previously heard in this discussion." mean in this context?
 
  • bibiga

    Senior Member
    Italian - Italy
    That there are a lot more sides to the argument and that they are expressed with subtlety.
     
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