Monday, October 13, 2008

Krugman and Foundation

On a non-RL note: Paul Krugman, one of the writers whose nytimes blog I have enjoyed reading over the past few months (and incidentally the one who just got a Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics) credits the reading of the Foundation series of books by Isaac Asimov for sparking his interest in economics. His notion being that short of inventing the field of psychohistory, economics is the field currently available that comes closest to explaining and understanding and perhaps predicting the macro outcomes of the micro actions of billions of individuals. How true! And, how cool! Makes me want to learn more economics.

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