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Entrevista com Paul Samuelson

Mea culpa, mea culpa. MIT and Wharton and University of Chicago created the financial engineering instruments, which, like Samson and Delilah, blinded every CEO — they didn’t realize the kind of leverage they were doing and they didn’t understand when they were really creating a real profit or a fictitious one. There ‘s a lot of causality in economics, even though it’s very far from an exact science“.

Estas são algumas palavras da ótima entrevista de Paul Samuelson, primeiro prêmio Nobel em economia, sobre a crise. Clique aqui para ler a entrevista completa: [Parte 1] + [Parte 2]

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  1. 14 December, 2009 at 16:33

    With time, I believe the mathematical “problem solving” orientation of twentieth-century economics will be viewed as piece-meal and insufficient, especially as we look at the viability of the market-mechanism itself in the wake of the financial crisis. Relatedly, Samuelson’s “mathematization” of economics treats the discipline as though it were a science–ignoring the inherent limits to prediction of a human system, whether social, political or economic. For more, pls see http://euandus3.wordpress.com/2009/12/14/paul-samuelson-the-20th-century-economist-has-passed/

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