Economist of the day

Posted: 18 April 2012 in Uncategorized
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A Dangerous Resolution. The Christian resolution to find the world ugly and bad, has made the world ugly and bad.

Amartya Sen began his University of Notre Dame Lecture in Ethics and Public Policy, “The Demands of Justice,” with the above quotation from Friedrich Nietzsche’s The Joyful Wisdom.

Sen then proceeded to explain (after gasps from the audience) that it really wasn’t Christianity’s fault. The world really is ugly and bad and, while perfect justice is an illusion, it’s necessary to eliminate instances of injustice wherever they exist.

  1. […] to economics. I have only had the occasion to mention his name three times on this blog (here, here, and here), although Jack Amariglio and I do devote the better of a chapter of Postmodern Moments […]

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