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Some of that is a difference in eras of economics.  Solow comes from an intellectual framework -- and sort of a period -- in which there was greater emphasis on getting good answers, as opposed to the political horseshit that has characterized economics for the last 40 years or so.

One could perhaps draw a distinction between Solow and Samuelson there.  Not that I blame Samuelson for people like Lucas and Prescott (Lucas and Prescott ultimately own it), but he played a role in laying the foundation for those types.

Be nice to America. Or we'll bring democracy to your country.

by Drew J Jones (pedobear@pennstatefootball.com) on Sat Aug 3rd, 2013 at 02:17:50 PM EST
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