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Saturday, December 27, 2008

Advice on Learning Economics from Mankiw

Good stuff. My favorite bit:
The best scholars maintain an open-mindedness and humility about even their own core beliefs. Excessive conviction is often a sign of insufficient thought, which in turn may be derived from a certain pig-headedness. Intellectual maturity comes when you can maintain the right balance between informed belief and honest skepticism.

1 comment:

  1. Some years ago, I wrote a haiku-form poem:

    Here's what I believe:
    Belief is a luxury
    I cannot afford

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