Re: Cryonics sources

Date: Fri Jun 23 2000 - 19:47:15 MDT

In a message dated 6/19/00 2:17:56 PM Central Daylight Time,

> Actually, the "dismal science" was what in 1849 Thomas Carlyle called
> economics because economists were against racial slavery. Economists
> had long tried to explain variations in behavior in terms of institutions
> and incentives, and assumed that people were for the most part pretty much
> the same. For more, see

Since I'm forever reminding folks of the context of Richard III's "First,
let's kill all the lawyers," I suppose it's only fair that you should give us
the original context of the monkier "the dismal science". Still (and this is
probably why I'm not as rich as I should be), I chafe at seeing life as
valued in dollars (this from a person who worked for years on wrongful death
and personal injury cases in which I did just that).

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