Is Economics a science-three comments

by Mike Kimel

Is Economics a Science – Three Comments

In the last few days I came across three very different posts, each of which covers (to some extent) the question of whether economics is a science. In order of how focused on the posts are on that particular question….

Barry Ritholtz is on fire with this post on Alan Greenspan.

Mike the Mad Biologist on when economists misunderstand biology. (My answer to whether economics is a science appears in comments to Mike’s post.)

Brad DeLong provides an insider’s view of the problem.

Update: Discussion hits a chord with bloggers and readers. Here are other links to the discussion.

Noah Opinion blog

Barry Eichengreen

Peter Dorman at Econospeak

Links section at Naked Capitalism in comments.