Re: Libertarian Economics

Dan Clemmensen (
Fri, 19 Sep 1997 22:22:25 -0400 wrote:
> In a message dated 97-09-18 14:25:47 EDT, you write:
> << Doesn't anyone read books anymore? Why do so many people on the net ask
> elementary questions which are much more satisfactorily answered by
> going to the basic literature rather than by a flurry of incomplete or
> sketchy net responses? Who wants to spend time typing in elementary
> introductions to basic libertarian thought?
> >>
> You're being a bit touchy aren't you? Not eveyone has your lofty grasp of
> the basics...or even knows where to look...
> Pretty good way to scare someone off...
> Intentional?
> EvMick
> York Nebaska

In particular, I'm willing to read, but I don't have the time
to make a reasonable selection among the various books on
economics or other "soft" science fields. When a list member
asks for basic info, please just say "IMO that's a fairly basic
question. I recommend ...." and cite a particular book.

My problem with the softer sciences is that even a well-educated
bunch like the participants on this list will frequently
disagree about the "basic" stuff, because these sciences
often lack an agreed-upon unifying theoretical basis. This
leaves them in the descriptive stage.