The College of Arts and Sciences. That’s where you can find some top professors who excel at what they do. They are so excellent and they try to be as profound as possible. The country, however, has gone another way. Our US/America wants things simple. And modern, and sleek. Newspapers feature – it be a new breed of intellectuals now – a new kind of “abbreviated” writing. The writers use unexamined assumptions. They offer vague approximations. They believe they can make writerly use of thee unexamined assumptions. Why not? Hey, it works? Anything. To flesh out my style, Master. What they are writing is the current, new style. Over at the university there is another style of scholarly practice. But it certainly must be dying. Anyways: who exactly is reading? Who was reading? The fact is they are not getting read. There is no great number of people reading. And so: It has been having no influence for some time now. Time and society. All moves on.
There is this older kind of text, then and concerning this one, then. It attempts to dig into details: but in a meaningful way; it attempts to notice all of the distinctions, but with maximum precision. US/America is a capitalist country. Increasingly, the only thing we can discern that matters is money, which is like saying that we cannot see other things and the country is finally responding to the market and it is moving towards a different kind of writing. And taking society along. No, you are not just individuals. You are not now, and were not. Even in earlier markets, capitalism is not to be reduced this way, even earlier. Never mind forever. The old forms of scholarly enterprise are being replaced. My take here is that the new, younger, and rather abbreviated forms of intellect are clearly less precise. It’s the new trend, though. Popular? You bet. You can’t fight the new trend. Scholarship in decline, but the society is in capitalism. And the society is a market. (But you knew that, right?) It is society that is implicated (try to blame individuals, I want to see it) in this phenomenon, a market demand. Its the market, stupid. So, it is a social demand, a trend. But no, it is not merely individual or just the individuals. Those sitting in high places are gatekeepers of the culture you can say – these eminent social beings are now forced to give in. This being the commercial demand of the society. Yours.
Excellent scholars exist – like jewels in lotuses – – – – But lonely jewels. No one is listening to them, and no one praying to them.
All the mainstream economics jargon in the books looks at markets as if the phenomenon were somehow a kind of individualism, but a moment’s reflection should suffice! A reasonable person will no doubt discern that what we call “economics” exists socially. The basic word should imply social things. But we are not supposed to say that; and this is not in the books, so you already know that the book will put emphasis on the individual economic actor, and testify before the entire College of Arts and Sciences that such a person is, as far as economics goes, unconnected to others. That view is contrary to reality. Why is there this project to reduce the kinds of things called “economics” to an individual level? , Once you see through this, It is astounding. So, try this example that I provide: How can a market be one individual? Or only individuals? But we know these books, and the books (look like they think) appear to believe that the entire market is only individuals. It isn’t true! Why this brazen mistake? My view, which I do not think is crazy, is that a whole society is now choosing to lower its standard in regard to writing. But, if that is not the decision of one individual, it is capitalism. And if we do look over at the individuals we see a few remaining “old-fashioned scholars,” and their editors perhaps, who would like to extend the “ancien re~/gime.” And all that is left are a few tottering old kings. And then. Let’s be modern. Markets are not individual. You are an individual, that is all. Capitalism thinks socially; it always has. But not you; so, of course! You do not like the social thing.
Do not try to control the science of economics, just because you are an individual.
The only way to describe the “science of economics” is pernicious, and “ideology.”
Ah, ideology. Cut n paste that word, and throw it around now.