Friday, April 11, 2014 6:24:03 AM
Economics is a science. It is a social science. Attempting to argue that social sciences are not "real" science would mean that psychology and sociology are not sciences either.
Lionel Robbins developed the most widely-accepted definition of economics:
"Economics is a science which studies human behaviour as a relationship between ends and scarce means which have alternative uses." (1932)
normalfreak2, your argument that "an economy" is not a science is spurious. You are attempting to pretend it away. An economy is not a science, but economics is a science. An economy is the subject of study; economics is the science with which it is studied. It is no different from saying that an organism is not a science, but biology is.
You can argue the validity of economic conclusions, the methods of economic analyses, or the applicability of economic theories, but you cannot successfully pretend tha
Friday, April 11, 2014 1:49:55 AM
A complete misrepresentation of what he actually said. liberals cannot argue against his actual points so fabricate ridiculous straw men to stimulate their righteous indignation.
It's difficult to argue against what he says and proposes, so instead they choose to invite their marxists comrades to join them in their outrage as the big meanie blaming the poor for being poor and for not being an atheist.