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That is not science

2024-07-09 17:01:57.063306+02 by Dan Lyke 0 comments

Patricia has been tooting observations about various economics works she's been reading recently, a lot of good stuff in her threads, but I'm also seeing some of the "aha" that I had when recently reading George's Progress and Poverty (and, of course, the path that led me away from Rand's work), that trying to build right and wrong from "first principles" is far too often just rationalizing privilege and circumstance: RT Patricia Aas @Patricia@vivaldi.net

Which brings us back to the thread yesterday: Capitalism and Communism are methods to conform the actual world to simplistic economics models, because the models themselves are wholly unsuited to say anything meaningful about the world.

They are forcing the world into a dress that doesn’t fit and then blaming the world for being the “wrong” shape.

That is not science.

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