I picked up a medical journal while at a cardiologist friend of mines house the other day and it was easier to understand then 99% of economic journal articles. Economics is an ART, not a science. Why is it that if you treat it as such and write anything other then convoluted esoteric equations you are automatically laughed out of any serious economic journal? This is not new, just look at Irving Fisher who was forced into printing his own works because no one else would publish them. He was the first Yale PhD in economics and even he could not get past this barrier. He came up with many important formulas, but because he explained things in plain English instead of a way that gets peoples eyes to glaze over he had to fight to get them accepted. When I write an economic paper, I can either word it or formulate it so that none understands it, or simplify it and include plain English explanations of the formulas. The content will be exactly the same, but one will be readable and unpublished, and the other published and unreadable.