Saturday, October 18, 2008

Post No. 55b: New Age Thinking: Behavioral Economics

There is a new way of looking at the world, attention to which is not being paid by our leaders. The mere fact that they spend so much of their time bickering suggests such. Earlier today on C-Span, Thomas Friedman suggested that the United States is like the space shuttle heading to some undetermined destination. He said that the rocket booster is leaking, and the pilots in the command module are arguing about the flight plan.

Take a look at what some very insightful and visionary people, who publish their thoughts at Edge (http://www.edge.org/), have to say about a new way of looking at the world and our role in it.

http://www.edge.org/3rd_culture/thaler_sendhil08/thaler_sendhil_index.html

6 comments:

  1. Thanks for dropping by my blog - Good to see someone here from ConvergeSouth AND from Greensboro!!

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  2. Thanks for this link. It is past time to challenge the basic assumptions of orthodox economics. Free market fundamentalism is mainly responsible for the prefect storm meltdown of the American economy.

    Claude (Dr. B)

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  3. Dear Iris: Thank you. I also enjoyed your blog. Stop by periodically, and I'll do the same.

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  4. Dear Claude (B) / Justpolitics:

    Thanks for taking the time to post a comment. For roughly a week, I had the pleasure of participating in the various events associated with the production of the documentary, "Walls That Bleed," (http://www.myspace.com/wallsthatbleed). What struck me so deeply about the 1969 incident was the fear that some had when others started thinking differently. That same fear appears to be raising its head again during the current presidential campaign. We can ALWAYS benefit from new ideas.

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  5. Thanks for this link. It is past time to challenge the basic assumptions of orthodox economics. Free market fundamentalism is mainly responsible for the prefect storm meltdown of the American economy.

    Claude (Dr. B)

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  6. Thanks for dropping by my blog - Good to see someone here from ConvergeSouth AND from Greensboro!!

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