To be a complete economist, a man need only be a mathematician, a philosopher, a psychologist, an anthropologist, a historian, a geographer, and a student of politics; a master of prose exposition; and a man of the world with experience of practical business and finance, an understanding of the problems of administration, and a good knowledge of four or five languages. All this is, of course, in addition to familiarity with the economic literature itself.Expect to see many more posts from my classes/readings over the course of the next few months.
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
Jack Master of all Trades
My macro professor recalls the words of George Shackle from Uncertainty in Economics in his syllabus: