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Saturday, April 25, 2009

Something to like about Paul Krugman

I too found inspiration in Isaac Asimov's Foundation series, with the model that a society could be modeled and predictions made.

Never about the individual, but large enough groups.

Colored my thinking in college, with studies in Poli-Sci and "Economics"

Attack From the Left: Paul Krugman's Poison Pen | Newsweek Business | Newsweek.com

Krugman says he found himself in the science fiction of Isaac Asimov, especially the "Foundation" series—"It was nerds saving civilization, quants who had a theory of society, people writing equations on a blackboard, saying, 'See, unless you follow this formula, the empire will fail and be followed by a thousand years of barbarism'."

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