I read recently Sarah Bakewell’s delightful book, . Then by chance today (possibly via @Storythings?) came across this quotation from his :
“I realize that if you ask people to account for “facts”, they usually spend more time finding reasons for them than finding out whether they are true. … They skip over the facts but carefully deduce inferences. They normally begin thus: “How does this come about?” But does it do so? That is what they ought to be asking.”
Quite so. The more time I spend thinking about it – and it’s quite a lot already – the more puzzling economic facts seem to be.
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