Saturday, May 31, 2008


I consider economists one of the ugly plagues on modern society, people who reduce every human exchange to the bucks. It's a great pity that they evoke so much deference when they start their chart twirling and patronizing reductions. I'm tickled to find a conservative site that sums up a lot of my objections.
The economists’ most basic problem is anthropological, in the philosophical sense of that word—the “logos” (reasoned principle or nature) of “anthropos” (man). A number of erroneous claims about human nature are accepted with more or less enthusiasm by almost all professional economists. These bad ideas both limit and distort their vision.

You can read the entire essay here.

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