Re: [OPE] economics is not natural science

From: Alejandro Agafonow <>
Date: Sat Sep 05 2009 - 03:40:10 EDT

Nice thought Paula, but wrong place to share it. Most OPE’s members support a version of this naturalized economic fiction. Just take a look at the analogies take out of 19th century mechanics they use to present their thoughts. They hardly might offer a real alternative to capitalist market economies.   Regards,A. Agafonow ________________________________ De: Paula <> Para: Outline on Political Economy mailing list <> Enviado: viernes, 4 de septiembre, 2009 20:12:24 Asunto: [OPE] economics is not natural science by Douglas Rushkoff   "We must stop perpetuating the fiction that existence itself is dictated by the immutable laws of economics. These so-called laws are, in actuality, the economic mechanisms of 13th Century monarchs. Some of us analyzing digital culture and its impact on business must reveal economics as the artificial construction it really is. Although it may be subjected to the scientific method and mathematical scrutiny, it is not a natural science; it is game theory, with a set of underlying assumptions that have little to do with anything resembling genetics, neurology, evolution, or natural systems."   Paula

ope mailing list
Received on Sat Sep 5 03:48:06 2009

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.1.8 : Wed Sep 30 2009 - 00:00:02 EDT