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Theoretical and Applied Economics
No. 12 / 2008 (529)

The physics of human nature

„The supposed efficiency of the free economy as it was promoted in the 50’s and 60’s looks more like a propaganda against communism rather than science.”
Jean Phillipp Bouchaud

The global economic crisis raises - beyond its consequences - a principial issue: is Economics a science?

The founding assumption of Economics is that it reveals the regularities generated by the market. The rational basis of Economics seems to offer the provable rules of rationality. From the scarceness of the resources to the usage of added value, Economics offers principles, rules and laws with claims of generality. In the microeconomic component, as well as in the macroeconomic and socioeconomic ones, Economics recommends itself as a science.


The physics of human nature
Marin Dinu

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