Questions – Add Your Voice
from Peter Radford
There’s been a lot of excitement about changing the substance of economics and the way it is taught. Rightly so. But that, it seems to me, just begs the question: “What is economics?” Or, rather, it begs a series of questions. None of us can pretend to have the answer since the answer is surely to be found in the collective voice of those who are interested enough to respond. Social intelligence is a more robust repository of ‘truth’ than any single intelligence can ever be.
What are the questions? Tell me.
Once we have a good set of questions, let’s then survey our friends and colleagues to get answers. Oh. And let’s restrict ourselves to limited space. Those answers must be short. Let’s say a few paragraphs at the very most.
Once we have the questions and all the answers we can assemble them as a collective voice.
A hundred or so answers to, say, fifteen good questions would give us a very quick but deep insight into the state of economics.
Let’s not place any limits on ourselves just yet – other than the need for brevity.
So go ahead. Add your voice to the collective.