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... example of the power of conventional habits of thought - economists who are institutionalized to act as if monetary economies are natural phenomena study POW's raised in monetary economies recreating the institutions in which they were raised ...

... and bizarrely conclude that it proves that the evolution from barter to a monetary economy is a natural phenomenon.

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 Tue Nov 17th, 2009 at 02:13:00 PM EST
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