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But surely Utopia is something we use to aim for,  not as an excuse for supporting the status quo. We'd all like a General Theory of Economic Dynamism, but we are a long way off still. Meanwhile, in such a circumstance, do scientists stop stumbling through possible steps to the General Theory? No, they continue to make asses of themselves.

But Utopia is in the back of their minds. What other motivations are there?

Your defence of what you do is at least as powerful as my own defence of what I do: but we are going to be superceded. And I suspect that will now happen quite some time before Keynes' mortality dictum applies.

You can't be me, I'm taken

by Sven Triloqvist on Sun Jul 11th, 2010 at 03:00:44 PM EST
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Since you think I defend what I'm doing, maybe you could explain it to me, so that I understand what you think I'm defending, and then explain how it can be improved.

Otherwise these conversations are a bit surreal or silly or both.

Wind power

by Jerome a Paris (etg@eurotrib.com) on Sun Jul 11th, 2010 at 03:15:12 PM EST
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