Re: Don't believe the offshore hype?

Subject: Re: Don't believe the offshore hype?
From: "Richard G. Combs" <richard -dot- combs -at- voyanttech -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 10 Mar 2004 17:18:56 -0700

Bruce Byfield wrote:

> And, of course, we all know that capitalist economic theory is completely
> free :-)

I don't think much of the idea that economics can or should be "wertfrei" or
positivist. Economics isn't about inanimate objects, it's about human action
and interaction. Even if you're dealing with the descriptive, not
prescriptive, side of economics, you work from assumptions based on your

I'd argue that capitalist economists tend to value human nature as it is,
while socialists generally would like to shape human nature into something
rather different that they value more.

Perhaps you disagree. ;-)


Richard G. Combs
Senior Technical Writer
Voyant, a division of Polycom, Inc.
richardDOTcombs AT polycomDOTcom
richardDOTcombs AT voyanttechDOTcom
rgcombs AT freeDASHmarketDOTnet


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