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Forum Post: Getting rid of the so called "Nobel Prize in Economics"

Posted 2 years ago on Feb. 7, 2012, 2:08 a.m. EST by TheGopher (0)
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The so called "Nobel Prize in Economics" is not a real Nobel prize, Alfred Nobel never would have created an economics prize, the original prizes were in real sciences, plus Litterature and Peace. The Swedish Central Bank - The Riksbank - created the prize in 1968 AGAINST the wishes of the descendants of the Nobel family. The prize should be targeted for suspension as it provides false legitimacy to economics - much of whats gone wrong with the world is because the so-called economic sciences have been treated with so much respect, something they do not deserve.

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[-] 1 points by Spade2 (478) 2 years ago

Don't hate on science, no matter the kind.

[-] 1 points by ohmygoodness (158) 2 years ago

Let's build rather than do away with the prize why not use it to reward someone who actually contributes to peace and economic stability.

Getting rid of a reward system is like throwing the baby out with the water.

We might just wipe the slate clean and start rewarding based upon post results rather than preempting-theses by “the innocents” let us give them the benefit of the doubt.

[-] 0 points by owsrebel1984 (-1) 2 years ago

Well at least today Thrassy is using his low-point BOT's, as he now knows his high-point BOT's are so passe.

For the record Economics as taught at the PHD level and above is just a branch of Mathematics, and ergo is a science.

But really this talk is a tag on "KRUGMAN", NYTIME's Nobel prize winning economist that just hits Limbaugh shit eaters everyday over the head.

Thus what theGopher/Spade are really doing is pissing off liberals, but then its all thrassy, but why does he want to piss off liberals, when he is a liberal, ... or what exactly is thrassy?