The visible hand in economics

We’ve been tagged

Posted on: November 27, 2008

So we’ve been tagged by MandM (explaination of it here).

The rules are:

  • Link to the person who tagged you
  • Post the rules
  • Share seven random or weird facts about yourself
  • Tag 7 random people at the end of the post with their links
  • Let each person know they’ve been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog

So, lets give it a go (note this post is under-construction 😉 – we will add “tags” later)

  1. Matt
    Profession: Economist (forecaster)
    Studied: Economics
    Favourite economist: John Maynard Keynes
  2. Agnitio
    Profession: Industrial economist
    Studied: Economics
    Favorite Economist: Paul Samuelson maybe, he’s made some funny calls over the years and has his finger in many a pie within Economics.
  3. Rauparaha
    Profession: At this rate he will never leave university and become an academic!
    Studied: Economics
  4. Goonix
    Profession: Economist
    Studied: Economics
  5. Raupara, Agnitio, Matt and Goonix all studied economics at the same university
  6. Raupara, Agnitio, Matt and Goonix are all foundation members of the Wellington Phoenix (even though Agnitio lives in Auckland now)
  7. Agntio and Matt are both die hard Liverpool fans, Goonix supports Arsenal because he’s French…..

Can you tell that football (soccer) and economics are our passions?

Note: Filler for Goonix and Rauparaha provided by Agnitio since they are being slack bastards!

Tagging: backin15, John Macilree, Anti-Dismal, 100 word blog, Kiwi trader, Stackelberg Follower, Dismal Soyanz.


6 Responses to "We’ve been tagged"

I don’t have a favourite economist, as I’m partial to some ideas of many, so I’ll default to the great Adam Smith (Friedman and Hayek are up there too).

Other than that I think you’ve got me covered. 😛

Hmm… Can this be done in 100 words?!?

“Hmm… Can this be done in 100 words?!?”

Damn good question!

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

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