Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Economics and Community II

Marglin responds:
Thanks. I'm flattered to be the Wendell Berry of economists. I'd say you cut through my ramblings pretty well. I'd add that thinking like an economist is not only to emphasize algorithm but also to assume that everyone is a self interested individual whose only goal in life is more, more, and still more consumption and whose only community is the nation state. Moreover to think that this is our hard wired human nature. Thinking like an economist promotes markets and markets undermine community. That's the short version of the book. Steve Marglin


Anonymous mom said...

Wow, Freakwenter, wow. You listen to him. He is one smart man.

11:13 AM  

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