Read about the economist Ronald Coase of the University of Chicago who recently passed away at this N.Y. Times link.
He disdained the "equation-heavy approach" that has ruined so much of graduate study in economics, especially for those of us who admire the old-fashioned but still highly relevant field of political economy. Prof. Coase was an insightful analyst--not a mere numbers cruncher. We need more like him in economics and in other fields.
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