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... proximate source of the most egregious biases.

When "analytical rigor" has a higher priority than the persuasiveness of the causal and effect explanation, then  no matter how many "dimensions" are introduced that permit more realism, the initial point of departure for each analysis is compatibility with the analytical toolkit, and the marginalist reasoning itself will hold that the result of the trade off between analytical tractability will be less success in offering cause and effect explanations than if persuasiveness in offering cause and effect explanations were the starting point.

I've been accused of being a Marxist, yet while Harpo's my favourite, it's Groucho I'm always quoting. Odd, that.

by BruceMcF (agila61 at netscape dot net) on Sat Aug 23rd, 2008 at 01:01:42 PM EST
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