Fred Foldvary a *crit : one is a better economist if one knows some law, history, geography, literature, political science, and philosophy. And besides his specialty, a good economist should know some history of thought, economic history, and something about the various schools of thought besides his own. True, but what do students in economics study all that? Too much maths usually divert students from all these topics : they just don't need all these to pass their exams. begin:vcard n:Girard;Bernard tel;work:0145446914 x-mozilla-html:FALSE url:http://www.BernardGirard.com adr:;; version:2.1 email;internet:[EMAIL PROTECTED] x-mozilla-cpt:;1 fn:Bernard Girard end:vcard
fabio guillermo rojas a *crit : Technical schools (teaching colleges, many "state" schools) probably pay what the private market would pay: almost zilch for most humanities and something decent, but not spectacular, for people teaching real skills. Are Humanities less real skills that, let's say, maths or economics? If humanities classes produce teachers that help people speak and write proper english (or german, or french, or whatever ) they are, at least, as useful as any other academic disciplines. One could say that they are even more useful to most people than economics (who really cares in the real world about what one can read in the AER?). If deconstrution is often ridiculous, so are many things in other disciplines.
That's an idea almost as old as xerography. Does anyone knows of a company (or library) that markets this type of service? michael gilson de lemos a *crit : Hmmm. What about on-demand publishing, which is JIT, controlled set-up costs and dependent on photocopying technology? Best Regards, MG
We have in Europe things that look like free-re-fills. In some French restaurants (but it's probably true in other european countries) you have "buffets" : you choose what you eat on a table and you eat as much as you wish. It's a good deal for the restaurant owner : more food eaten (but not much more) and less work in the kitchen and in the diner room : to choose the food you have to walk to the buffet and do the job of the waiter. Bryan Caplan a *crit : Related question: Why no free re-fills in Europe? -- Prof. Bryan Caplan [EMAIL PROTECTED] http://www.gmu.edu/departments/economics/bcaplan "Is there anything more distinctly understood by all men, than what it is to see, to hear, to remember, to judge? Yet it is the most difficult thing in the world to define these operations according to the rules of logical definition. But it is not more difficult than it is useless. Sometimes philosophers attempt to define them; but, if we examine their definitions, we shall find that they amount to no more than giving one synonymous word for another, and commonly a worse for a better." --Thomas Reid, *Essays on the Active Powers of Man*