Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Life Among The Econ

Chris Hayes tweeted that he was emailing Kenneth Arrow, who is getting close to living forever, and is one of the granddaddies of so much in economics. I've been rather down on my former profession for some time, but the truth is I'm mostly just down on the public face of the profession which is largely dominated by right wing hacks with little pushback from the less hackish (and here I honestly don't even more liberal) members of the tribe.

But reading the linked wiki about him, and being reminded of all of the truly interesting and innovative approaches to things he was a part of, makes me remember what I liked about it all once upon a time.