Thinking vs. Feeling
In a rambling essay, I write
I view economics as training in thinking. That does not mean that you lose your empathy with people. It means, however, that you pay attention to the consequences of policies, regardless of their motives. Or, as Alan Blinder put it, economists have Hard Heads, Soft Hearts.
For Discussion. Does the Internet represent a triumph for decentralized spontaneous order or for collectivism?