Thursday, December 23, 2010
Sunday, December 19, 2010
"[Adam] Smith's real question, it turns out, was not the economist's question, How do we get richer and poorer?, or even the philosopher's question, How should one live? It was the modern question, Darwin's question: How do you find and make order in a world without God?"
- Adam Gopnik, "Market Man: What did Adam Smith really believe?" in The New Yorker, Oct 18, 2010
Some version of that modern question was what the Sociology department at Mizzou was trying to answer. It didn't make sense to me.