1. Foundation by Isaac Asimov
2. An Enquiry Concerning HUman Understanding by Hume
3. General Theory by Keynes
4. Essays in Persuasion by Keynes
5. Essays in Economiccs by Tobin
"On one side there are the people who start with an axiomatic, “This is the way it must be” view of economics – it’s all about perfectly rational individuals interacting through perfect markets. In that view, there is no room for Keynesian economics, but of course there is also no room for the slumps like the one we’re in."
hahaha David Hume's Inquiry Concerning Human Understanding. Isn't that where hume said that (paraphrasing) "power will grow iteslf until it is absolute and uncontrollable?"
What do you mean i don't care how your day was?!
The story is about these people, psychohistorians, who are mathematical social scientists and have a theory about how society works. The theory tells them that the galactic empire is failing, and they then use that knowledge to save civilisation. It’s a great image. I was probably 16 when I read it and I thought, “I want to be one of those guys!” Unfortunately we don’t have anything like that and economics is the closest I could get.
... Well this was enlightening.
holy christ. thi is.