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Great point and great summary.

But of course, there is the question of reality and myth.  You see them as some kind different things. My take is that, in a very broad sense, reality is myth. The construction of reality is purely mythical. Science is mainly mythical.

We may have different approaches on that, and we can see the wolrd different dodo, but I think we can reach basically the same conclusion. I can say that it is important that our myths should have a lot of the rational myth, that we should use them as a powerful aweapon. You can say that the fact tat at the end of the day "reality" is here will show us the prope way. I woudl also like a good content of other myths, not necessarily related to rarionality. The fact that it is not related with science  does not mean that it is not real (in the sense I use the word).

So, basically, I think like you that a good deal of our myths should be based on the power of rationality. That our myth on economics should be based in a perfect mixture of a scientific narrative and spiritual narrative. And I think both should be perfectly comprehensible , and complementary (like ying and yang).

Ragarding attacking their turf, the power of using a more rational mind on economics, well...as you think it is the way to go....

A pleasure

I therefore claim to show, not how men think in myths, but how myths operate in men's minds without their being aware of the fact. Levi-Strauss, Claude

by kcurie on Fri Apr 14th, 2006 at 07:38:00 PM EST
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