Can economics afford not to become natural science?
1 Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics, Kolkata 700064, India
2 Economic Research Unit, Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata 700108, India
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Received: 7 April 2016
Revised: 15 September 2016
Published online: 22 December 2016
I address here the reverse and more general question: “Can economics afford not to become a natural science?”. I argue that epistemologically economics can only belong to, and join eventually, the natural sciences, avoiding its charming literary proses on history of mankind employing seemingly scientific postures.
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