Weird thought

From David Brooks:

They are free agents in a competitive arena marked by ambiguous relationships. Social life comes to resemble economics, with people enmeshed in blizzards of supply and demand signals amidst a universe of potential partners.

Rather the wrong way around, for of course economics has always been (at least trying) to resemble social life.

1 thought on “Weird thought”

  1. As James Scott noted in “Seeing Like a State”, modelers tend to change their subject of study to be more like their models.

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