Reply to Jim Craven
michael at SPAMecst.csuchico.edu
Fri Aug 13 11:35:34 MDT 1999
Craven, Jim wrote:
> What exactly are "strictly" economic subjects? I know what the
> ultra-reductionist and linear neo-classicals mean by that, but I don't
> what "progressive" economists mean by that.
Good point, Jim. I think that the word, strictly, might not be
was thinking of Louis's reviews of jazz or film as not being strictly
-- but yet valuable in their own right. I did not mean that we should
from "strictly" economic, but rather put more energy into renewing our
Now, what does economic mean? The majority of people on pen-l are
I would like to see us concentrate more of our energies on bringing our
expertise to bear on subjects where we can make a positive contribution
I was thinking about the sort of questions that Audie Bock, the Green
the California Assembly asked. I would like to make our work more
left/progressive organizations. Jim, you of all people, working with
Blackfeet group, should be aware of how much a person with some training
economics can offer to help organizations accomplish their goals.
So, strictly may have been an ill chosen word, but I hope that you now
understand what I mean.
By the way, Audie Bock's office will be calling on us for more help.
California State University
michael at ecst.csuchico.edu
Chico, CA 95929
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