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Arthur Miller: “An era can be said to end when its basic illusions are exhausted”

On the brink of 1975, New York Magazine devoted an issue to a look at the year 1949. A canonical playwright Arthur Miller contributed to this issue an essay on “the state of New York mind in that year” through his … Continue reading

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Why have historians ceded authority to economists as reliable and competent policy advisors?

Since the 18th century historians have advised policy-makers. Then, about fifty years ago, economists have taken their place. Why did it happen and what can be learned from this occurrence? During the last 15 years, economic sociologists, historians and sociologists … Continue reading

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