November, 2008

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Question for week two of Postrel

Monday, November 10th, 2008

While it seems clear that a dynamic approach to governing and the economy will usually produce greatest utility to society, are there arenas in which a more static or traditional approach is needed?  If so, identify them and discuss the challenges that maintaining a static approach here imposes for broader governing?  If not, suggest how those in government might bring traditionalists along?

Question for Postrel I

Monday, November 3rd, 2008

How well does Postrel’s division of the world into stasists and dynamists fit with your understanding of how humans think and act in markets and in politics? Is she too in love with process at the expense of outcomes?