Economics as Religion

Economics as Religion

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In this study, Robert H. Nelson explores the genesis, the prophets, the prophesies, and the tenets of what he sees as a religion of economics that has come into full blossom in latter-day America. Nelson does not see qtheologyq as a bad word, and his examination of the theology underlying Samuelsonian and Chicagoan economics is not a put-down. It is a way of seeing the rhetoric of fundamental beliefa€”what has been called qvision.qThe old answers such as were found in Samuelsona#39;s Economics no longer seem satisfactory at the beginning of the ... taken to an extreme: [I am] impressed with the limited utility of the social sciences in the management and conduct of human anbsp;...

Title:Economics as Religion
Author:Robert H. Nelson
Publisher:Penn State Press - 2002-06-01


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