Thursday, June 07, 2007

Adding Value with Dissidence

Last week, I saw a few interesting posts that caught my attention. It all started with David Warsh and his discussion of heterodox economics. Later on in the week, Arnold Kling argued on being too confident about your own intelligence while mentioning that he thinks most dissident views are wrong.

While I’m not sure if David Warsh thinks that most views in heterodoxy are wrong, he and Kling do agree on one thing for sure. Discourse can be strengthened when more ideas are brought, even if those views and ideas are of a minority and could end up being proven wrong.

It’s that kind of melting pot of ideas and possibilities that still makes academia so exciting to me.

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